Yahweh made a fenced-in place and grew a garden in it. He put two important trees in the middle of it. One was the tree of Life, and the other was the tree of Death.
He called the tree of Death the “tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.” He told Adam not to eat the fruit on it, but to eat anything else he wanted to in the garden, including the tree of Life. The reason He gave Adam for not eating the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was that it would kill him. So, clearly, it was the tree of Death.
God didn’t call it the tree of Death, though. I believe He wanted to make a clear point of the fact that the knowledge of good that came from that source was as deadly as the knowledge of evil. That knowledge didn’t come from Yahweh. It came from the earth.
The laws men write all disagree with each other. Even Christians cannot even come to agreement on what is right and wrong. We prefer religion and rules to love and a Ruler. All the laws in the Bible and all the prophetic revelation can be summed up in, “Love God with all you are and all you have, and love your neighbor like you love yourself.”
As long as I am arguing with others about what is right and wrong and good and evil based on each of our sets of rules and laws, all I am bringing into the earth is death. When I graduate to seeking the Spirit to interpret the Bible and my circumstances through the filter of righteousness, I will begin to pour Life into the earth instead.
Right and wrong and good and evil are all the Pharisees could extract from the Scriptures, and did a poor job even at that. Jesus, the Word of God, was not recognizable to them because they would not listen to the Spirit as He offered to interpret the Scriptures to them.
The Bible is not a book of rules. It is revelation of a Ruler. When we receive Him as King and His Spirit as Lord, He can lead us into righteousness whether we have a Bible to read or not. We do have a Bible, so add it to what the Spirit wants to be in you, don’t discard or discount it. Seek His interpretation of the revelation in it.
Believers did not have a New Testament for a few hundred years, and they did better on days that we have done with it. They had the Spirit of the Living God speaking in and to and through them. You can too.
Choose Life. Don’t settle for right and wrong, and good and evil. Seek His Kingdom and His righteousness.