David’s Tree of Life

Handwritten page from the book of Psalms chapter 51 verse 19 through chapter 54 verse 4.
Psalms 51:19-54:4

Synopsis     Psalms 51:19-54:4     10/14/2021 

King David wrote concerning the nature of evil. In his writings, he observed that evil people are filled with envy. As a result, they love to do things that destroy the value created by others.  

In contrast, King David described himself in metaphorical terms. Specifically, he thought of himself as an olive tree planted in the courtyard of God. As a resulted, he received everything he needed from God. What’s more, he produced for God.  

David also observed that there are very few people who seek God and want to live righteously. For this reason, he pined for the day when Israel would be delivered from all evil through the temple on Mount Zion.  

David’s Tree of Life 

In the midst of a world filled with destructive forces, David found the sole remedy to evil was to live continually in the presence of God.  

Tree of Life 

Yes, as a Christian, Jesus is with me. And He’s even in me. But I experience God in these ways as an intuition. 

However, in beholding the Eucharist, He is with me intersubjectively – two persons in relationship.  

And in consuming the sacrament, I experience Him even more intimately than any other lover. 

“Blessed are they who wash their robes so as to have the right to the tree of life and enter the city through its gates.” Rev 22:14 

October 21, 2021

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