In the Beginning, there was a Serpent in a Tree

In the beginning, that old Serpent called the Devil was there when Eve encountered him in that tree in the Garden. She ‘ate of that tree’ by listening to him and was thereby deceived by him. God had given specific instructions to Adam not to ‘eat’ of that tree. Then the Serpent came along and convinced Eve to disregard God’s instructions. Consequently, Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden for their disobedience and succumbing to the deception of the Serpent. Eve thought it ‘looked good for food’ and ‘a tree to be desired to make one wise.’

Cast out for Disobedience
The old Serpent convinced Eve to disobey God