What I can learn from temptations of Adam and Eve?
What truths are hidden there?
This is the time to learn something very important about it.
From Genesis 3:
But the serpent said to the woman:
“You certainly will not die!
No, God knows well that the moment you eat of it
your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods
who know what is good and what is evil.”
The woman saw that the tree was good for food,
pleasing to the eyes, and desirable for gaining wisdom.
Gospel of Matthew 4:3-11
The devil took him to the holy city,
and made him stand on the parapet of the temple,
and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down.
For it is written:
He will command his angels concerning you
and with their hands they will support you,
lest you dash your foot against a stone.”
Jesus answered him,
“Again it is written,
You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.”
Then the devil took him up to a very high mountain,
and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in their magnificence,
and he said to him, “All these I shall give to you,
if you will prostrate yourself and worship me.”
At this, Jesus said to him,
“Get away, Satan!
It is written:
The Lord, your God, shall you worship
and him alone shall you serve.”
One thought on “1 Sunday of Lent. Knowledge of good and evil”
The interesting thing about “good and evil” pertaining to the parable of Adam and Eve is that the question of about what is evil to them is doing or thinking anything that is contra to God and His will. Later especially during the time of Moses people had become the victims of failing to use good judgment or just plain common sense. Thus, humanity was given the Ten Commandments. Not content to leave good enough alone the Pharisitical Hebrews extrapolated those commandments into 613 statutes and decrees. Soooooooo it now falls to the Church, us, to strive to convey the love of Christ and encourage the flock to live in acting upon that love for the common good and dignity of all humanity.