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Jesus was hanged on a tree

Jesus was hanged on a tree

“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree’” (Galatians 3:13). In Israel, very serious crimes were punishable by death. On...

Save the trees!

Save the trees!

“When you besiege a city for a long time, making war against it in order to take it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an axe against them. You may eat from them, but you shall not cut them down. Are the trees...

The fruit of the trees is a gift from God

The fruit of the trees is a gift from God

“Every tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the trees, is the LORD’s; it is holy to the LORD” (Leviticus 27:30) God has created the earth and “the fullness thereof”, including...

Trees yield fruit only if God wants them to

Trees yield fruit only if God wants them to

“If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit” (Leviticus...

Build an altar by your tree

Build an altar by your tree

“So Abram moved his tent and came and settled by the oaks of Mamre, which are at Hebron, and there he built an altar to the LORD” (Genesis 13:18) Abraham was a nomad, living in a tent and moving from time to time with...

Another special tree

Another special tree

“To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God” (Revelation 2:7) When God created the garden of Eden, He planted two special trees. The first one was the tree of the...

A special tree

A special tree

“And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, ‘You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die...

Trees are created by God

Trees are created by God

“And God said, ‘Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.’ And it was so.” (Genesis 1:11) When we try to find...

Letters of Peter

A new life

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me” (Galatians 2:20) Becoming a Christian is not ‘changing some details in your life’. It is a radical transformation. Paul calls...

Letters of Peter

Free to live to God

“For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God” (Galatians 2:19) Paul has made clear that obeying the law can’t justify us. We can only be justified by faith in Jesus Christ. Now Paul explains that...