Genesis 2:1-25. (Adam And Eve)
Genesis 3:1-24. (The Fall Of Man)
We are familiar with the creation story revolving round the creation of the world with the words of God completed within a span of seven days. “And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made ~Genesis 2:3
According to the bible, man (Adam and eve) were created on the last day to take dominion over all creatures on the earth. “And God said, let’s make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, fowl of the air and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth ~Genesis 1:26
This can be seen as an act of divine grace and love from God. That was a nice and lovely plan of God. God loves us and prepared a garden for us, a place where love and happiness abounds, purity and holiness flows like a river and where his holy spirit dwells. His original plan was to keep Adam And Eve( Man) in the garden where his spirit would remain with us.
But Was Gods Plan Accomplished?
What Transpired In The Garden? Are You Aware?
The bible records the temptation of Eve as the beginning of the fall of man in Genesis 3. God had instructed Adam and Eve to eat of every fruit in the garden except the fruit of knowledge. “But the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” ~ Genesis 2:16-17
Devil having lost his grace as an angel and cast down by God sought to destroy man by tempting eve. He convinced her to eat the fruit God had instructed them to avoid and when eve saw that the tree was good for food and it was pleasant to the eyes and a tree to make her wise, she took the fruit and ate and also gave Adam and he ate.
And their eyes were opened and they actually realized that they were naked and they sew fig leaves as clothes to cover themselves. They had become wise and had knowledge of good and evil.
Why Did God Send Them Away? The Big Question!!!
God is ever merciful and kind. He would love all mankind to be saved. Our inability to remain faithful damned us.
God sent Adam And Eve away because he knew that they had taken the fruit of knowledge and had the power to discern between good and evil. What next?
Adam and Eve would aim for the fruit of life…the fruit to live forever and never die. What are the consequences?
Living forever with sin and condemnation. Imagine a world where we live forever with our sinful lives and terrible practices. A world where we suffer forever and live in such a devastating condition. Imagine living forever with the pains of the flesh and curses acquired from Adam And Eve. Such a terrible world!
God didn’t want that and devised a means for us to come back to him by creating temporary death where we can return to the state of mind of creation. Oh, what a wise God.
He loves and wants us to return to him after our time on earth. He didn’t neglect us to live forever in sin but devised a means to welcome us back to his kingdom.
God Is Good!