Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 260/260: Read Revelation 22

We are first told of the tree of life in Genesis 2. The tree of life was located in the garden, and Adam and Eve were permitted to eat of every tree in the garden except for the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. When they disobeyed the Almighty, God removed from them access to the tree of life.

In eternity, the redeemed will once again enjoy the benefits of the tree of life. “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.” What a blessed promise for God’s faithful!

If you are reading from a version other than the KJV or NKJV, you may notice the phrase “do His commandments” is not present. Rather, those versions say, “was their robes.” The meaning is the same.

Ananias commanded Paul, “Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord” (Acts 22:16). It is a simple act of faithful obedience. If you have not already done this, why not start the new year off right?

Memory (Recite to a friend without looking)

Revelation 22:18-19. For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Pray

Pray a prayer of thanksgiving for God’s grace and mercy which will allow us to eat from the tree of life in eternity.

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