Threefold temptation.

Our first parents faced a threefold temptation, mentioned in 1 John 2:16: “the tree was good for food”—lust of the flesh, “it was pleasant to the eyes”—lust of the eyes, and it was “desirable to make one wise”—pride of life. These are the same three temptations that Jesus faced in the desert (see Luke 4:1–13). Where the first Adam failed, Jesus, “the second Adam,” prevailed (see 1 Cor. 15:45).

Genesis 3:6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.

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