The tree of life is seen at the beginning and at the end of the Bible – we need to see that in the whole Bible we have a picture of God as the tree of life for us to take in as food. In Genesis we see that man was placed by God in front of the tree of life (see Gen. 2:9) and at the end of the Bible we see the tree of life in the New Jerusalem (see Rev. 22:2, 14). Between these two ends of the Bible there is a long history of people eating the tree of life and also many accounts of the people of God failing to eat the tree of life. The whole Bible reveals God’s intention to be enjoyed by man as life.
man was created in God’s image and likeness
Genesis 1:26 clearly tells us that man was created by God in His image and according to His likeness. God’s image refers to His inner being, the expression of the inward essence of God’s attributes (love, light, holiness, and righteousness). God’s likeness refers to God’s form (Phil. 2:6), the expression of the essence and nature of His person. Continue reading via,