Proverbs 3:17-18 (ESV)

17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness,

and all her paths are peace.

18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her;

those who hold her fast are called blessed.

Wisdom benefits the one who both listens to and puts her teachings into practice. As the student walks along the wise path, his soul is at peace. He is no longer at war with God. Ultimately, wisdom is life and healing to all who long for and cling to her. Because of their disobedience, Adam and Eve were excluded from the Garden of Eden and kept from the tree of life, but the one who confesses her sin and places her faith in Christ will have access to that tree again in the paradise of God. Even if you are struggling hard today, keep your thoughts on the things above. One day, those God has declared righteous will eat from the tree of life in heaven. The wonders that await the one who has abandoned herself to wisdom by following Jesus will surpass all that the mind can imagine.