Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But God does not take away life; instead, he devises ways so that a banished person may not remain estranged from him. (2 Samuel 14:13–14, NIV 1984).
My Musings – When Adam sinned, he and all his “children” died twice. On the day he ate the forbidden fruit he died spiritually, and all mankind has lived under that shadow ever since. Banished from the garden, Adam eventually also died physically. This is an appointment that we all must keep, not just because of that first trespass, but also for the sins all of us have committed that ratify Adam’s poor choice. Left to our own devices, “like water spilled on the ground. [we] cannot [recover].” “God does not take way [our] life. We give it up voluntarily.
Before Adam was banished from paradise, before he sinned, before he was even created, with foreknowledge of what would happen in the garden and all the evil that Adam’s descendants would commit down through the ages, “God [devised a way] so that a banished [mankind need] not remain estranged from Him.” The second Adam, God’s only Son, an umblemished sacrifice laid down His life so the the second death (the spiritual death) need not happen. “God [did] not take away [His] life.” Jesus gave it up voluntarily.
My Advice – Two trees. On one hangs the forbidden fruit leading to eternal death. On the other, hangs your would be Savior, providing a path to eternal life. Which tree will you choose? Choose life. Choose Christ.