But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Genesis 2:17
During the Christmas season, most people have a Christmas Tree in their homes or most towns have decorated a tree for the season. When we look at this tree, we typically see the ornaments that might have traditional value or the presents under the tree. But today I want us to look at the Christmas tree in a different light. Lets look at it metaphorically instead of traditionally.
A tree is where sin entered into the world. When God created Adam and Eve, they were immortal and sinless. However there was one tree that had the knowledge of Good and Evil, and God warned them to stay away from this tree. However due to their disobedience and persuasiveness by Satan, they partook from this forbidden Tree which would have extreme consequences.
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. Genesis 3:3-5
Eve knew about the consequences of the Tree, however she was still allowed Satan to persuade her to partake of it. “You surely wont die” said Satan. This same lie is still being told today. Many people in this world still disobey God and say “its Ok to Sin we wont die”. This is a lie straight from Hell
Next notice Satan entices Eve that she will become “Godlike” if she partakes from the forbidden Tree. This is also the same agenda today. People blindly believe they will become like gods if they follow after their lusts. If they have enough money , power, and influence they can control the world! Our egos and selfishness often lead to our own demise
However as Sin entered into the world from a Tree, Tomorrow we’ll take a look how salvation also came from a Tree through Jesus Christ! Amen!