Good and Evil

We were born

With the knowledge

Of good and evil

Not that we are either

Good or evil

But that we have

Knowledge of good and evil

Passed down to us

From the two

Who ate from

The tree of knowledge

In the beginning

 

That in itself

Was not the sin

It is how we choose

To use what we know

That determines

What is good or evil

 

Tree of Knowledge

The Bible takes us
From the garden
To the time of Christ
And Christ takes us
Back to the garden
Where it all began
When the wisdom of God
Became the knowledge of man

Genesis 3:22
“And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil…”

 

 

The Cross of Christ

The cross represents death

As does the tree of knowledge

These two are the same tree

And the word of God

Is the fruit of that tree

 

Jesus said

Eat my flesh

And drink my blood

And when she did

Her eyes were opened

 

St. John 6:54

“Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”

Genesis 3:7

“And the eyes of them both were opened…”

 

Tree of Knowledge

The world he saved

Was this world

The one we have created

The one we live in now

 

He put the knowledge

Of this world

In a tree

The tree of knowledge

Of good and evil

 

The name of the tree tells us

That to have knowledge

We must know both

Good and evil

 

And for these two

To grow from

The same seed

Tells us

You cannot

Have one

Without the other

 

How is it

Good and evil

Grow together

In one tree

 

Everything we know now

Was in that tree

 

We are the gods

They wanted to be

 

Genesis 3:5

“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.”

Psalms 82:6

“I have said, Ye are gods…”

 

Tree of Life

Are we a product

Of the tree of knowledge

Of good and evil

Or are we an offspring

Of the tree of life

Which tree did

We fall from

 

Before

The Word of God

Appears

It must first

Take root

 

Genesis 3:24

“So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.”

Revelations 22:16

“…I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.”

 

Tree of Knowledge

In all innocence

And out of curiosity

 

I dared to question

Why did he put

That tree in the garden

 

And it was by that question

That my faith in God

Became secured

 

In that by my question

It proved my faith

In the creation story

 

And he answered me

For my salvation

Did he put the tree

In the garden

 

And at that moment

Did I know my place

And my purpose

Tree of Knowledge

The Shadow of Death by William Holman Hunt 1873

Of all the trees

In the garden

You may eat freely

But if you eat from

The tree of knowledge

You will die

 

It is not free

You will pay for that

With your life

 

And so she did

Being the mother of all life

They all died

So her savior could live

 

No sin

No savior

No story

 

Labor of Love

What about the fruit

 

If we eat it too early

Before it is ripe

It will make us sick

 

If we wait too long

The fruit will rot

And fall off the tree

 

We reap when the fruit is ripe

And the tree is full

Then it will nourish us and sustain us

 

It takes me right back to the garden

In the beginning

 

The fruit never fell

From the tree of knowledge

She picked the fruit

And ate it

And at that instant

She gave rise to a savior

                       

The act of love

Brings to fruition

The object of love

 

We are the fruit

Of the labor of love