The baby shall play by the viper’s den,Isaiah 11:8
and the child lay his hand on the adder’s lair.
The cunning of the serpent, the primordial tempter, will be rendered innocuous by the infant Messiah born of a young woman (Isaiah 7:14). The trial of the tree of knowledge of good and evil that toppled the first couple will be overcome by the Son of Man.
Curds and honey he will eat so that he may learn to reject evil and choose good.Isaiah 7:15
Nourished on the “curds and honey” of divine wisdom, Emmanuel will choose obedience to God the Father and obtain the fruit of the tree of life on behalf of all humankind, quelling the siren song of the serpent.