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In the place where the tree falls, there it will lie

In the place where the tree falls, there it will lie

“If a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie” (Ecclesiastes 11:3)

The Bible is clear about our destiny: people are to die once and will then have to face God’s judgment. Nowhere does the Bible indicate that people will reincarnate or get a second chance. They will be judged according to their life on earth, and that judgment will determine whether they will live eternally with God on the new earth, or will spend eternity in hell.

In this respect, people are like a tree that is chopped down: in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie. It won’t move or stand upright again. That is a serious warning. We only have one chance, and there is so much at stake! Only if our relationship with God is restored by faith in Jesus, we will be welcomed into his Kingdom. If we believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, He will forgive and renew us. Only then can we ‘do good’, and be acceptable in God’s sight.

You don’t know when your ‘tree’ will be chopped down. Are you ready to meet God?

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Grietje Commelin

Grietje Commelin

Grietje studied theology and mastered in Bible Translation. Next to being a mother, she supports GlobalRize by writing bible reflections and other content for GlobalRize.

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In the place where the tree falls, there it will lie