In the Garden of Eden, the Tree of Life is within reach, but the fruit on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil seems more enticing. To decide for ourselves what is good and what is evil rather than yielding such questions to our Creator – isn’t that what tempts us daily?
Enter the serpent. Satan entices us humans, but from the beginning of time, he really has aimed his ultimate malice to wound, if not to overthrow, the Lamb of God.
The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.