Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Jesse Tree - Day 3: Fall of Man

Day 3 of our online Jesse Tree is to help us prepare for Christ's coming by studying His roots and Salvation History.

My source for days and symbols is Catholic Culture.

Day 3: Fall of Man

Symbols: tree, serpent, apple with bite

The story of the Eden Garden. The temptation of Adam and Eve by the devil. 
Pedestal of the statue of Madonna with Child, western portal (of the Virgin), 
of Notre-Dame de Paris, France.  Via Wikipedia

[1]Now the serpent was more subtle than any other wild creature that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God say, `You shall not eat of any tree of the garden'?"

[2] And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden;
[3] but God said, `You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'"
[4] But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not die.
[5] For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
[6] So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate.
[7] Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.


[23] therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken.
[24] He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.
Adam and Eve expelled from Paradise, Paul Gustave Doré
Scan from a Dutch Bible. Via Wikipedia

1 comment:

  1. Spittleing subtle spite
    The Devil darkened Eve
    Whirling words around
    Holding truth like a sieve

    Do not trust God's words
    He surely wants you
    To do what He explicitly
    Forbid you to do

    Then tell your brother
    That my wisdom is Truth
    And have him eat
    From your folly, Youth

    And Eve was taken
    By the Serpent's smooth talk
    And Adam who idoled
    The easy path did walk