‘The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life…’ (Proverbs 11:30)
As human beings we are flawed in so many ways and despite our good intentions and best efforts we still at times act in ways that we know we shouldn’t. As a consequence, in our own right we could never be deemed as being righteous before God, therefore this wonderful promise in Proverbs would never come to fruition. However, in chapter 5 of his letter to Romans, Paul tells us that whilst we were still sinners Christ gave His life for us, reconciling us to our Father in Heaven. We are therefore justified by faith through Christ. If we hold on to Jesus Christ as our Saviour and put our faith in Him, then can enjoy the fruit of the tree of life.