So I'm reading on in St. Augustine, and he talks about the fall. About how as a consequence of Adam's sin, humanity is handed over to the devil. How does Scripture teach this handing over to the devil? Because God told the serpent: On your belly you shall go and *dust you shall eat.* Then he turns to the man and says: And you, sir, ARE dust! Do you think Adam looked at the serpent a little differently as it licked its chops? Is to that too cool or what?
Oh, and we have to see and rejoice that the Eternal Word of the Father became DUST so that swallowing him down unjustly the serpent might choke and death itself be undone! St. Augustine dwells extensively on the injustice of Satan taking Christ down in death as the cause of death's destruction and the end of Satan's reign over us.