March 21, 2021

Trouble in Paradise ~ BACK TO THE BEGINNING

In Genesis 2 God puts Adam in Eden, the Garden of The Lord, and giving him the responsibility to work it and take care of it. God COMMANDED him, “You are FREE to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 BUT you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” God then puts Adam into a deep sleep and takes a rib and/or some flesh from Adam’s side and forms a woman from it. God brings the woman to Adam and he is elated as he finally has someone in the Garden who is… bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh. A helper and soulmate who is just like him! God blessed the man and the woman with the ability to continue creating through having children. He told them, “Be fruitful and multiply.” Chapter 2 ends with these words:

"Adam and his wife were BOTH naked, and they felt no shame" (Genesis 2:25 NIV)