Advent Reflection -- December 10
The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.”
Genesis 2: 15-17
The Bible has many references to food, and food captures our attention on a regular basis as we move from day to day and season to season. Our “Adam” received one order: “Don’t eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”
Despite our knowledge, we see the beautiful fruit hanging from that tree in the middle of the garden: sometimes, like a magnet, it draws us to the enticing flavors, the more than adequate calories, and the sometimes ruinous prices. As Genesis unfolds we learn that God was serious about Adam’s diet. By God’s grace we are able to make some better choices.