Here’s an article on the Tree of Knowledge, which is from a great site entitled, The Christian Scribbler. The link for this article is below.
Why the Tree of Knowledge?
I’ve had several conversations with people lately surrounding the idea of the Tree of Knowledge. Why was Adam given the choice, or opportunity to disobey God…or rather, to not have faith in God?
That answer is quite obvious; Adam had to be given some form, or kind, of choice in order to truly have free will. It is plain that God does not want humans as robots, or else He could’ve very easily made Himself a bunch of automatons to populate the earth. So, in order for there to be free will, there absolutely must be a choice available; The Tree of Knowledge was that choice.
Now, I in turn ask the question; Why was the Tree of Knowledge the choice? Why didn’t God just say; “You see that tuft of purple grass…don’t step on it.” Would that not have been a free will choice between obedience and faith or disobedience and a lack of faith? So, why the Tree of Knowledge in particular?
Isn’t it amazing how God works His will in, around and through us! It was through the very object that stumbled Eve and Adam that would ultimately show all of us our way back to God. This is yet another example of God’s sovereign and unchangeable will!