And to Adam He said, Because you have listened and given heed to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it, the ground is under a curse because of you; in sorrow and toil shall you eat [of the fruits] of it all the days of your life.
Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth for you, and you shall eat the plants of the field.
In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you shall return.
The man called his wife’s name Eve [life spring], because she was the mother of all the living.
For Adam also and for his wife the Master Creator made long coats (tunics) of skins and clothed them.
And the Master Creator said, Behold, the man has become like one of Us [the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit], to know [how to distinguish between] good and evil and blessing and calamity; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever–
Therefore, the Master Creator sent him forth from the Garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.
So the Master Creator drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the Garden of Eden the cherubim and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep and guard the way to the tree of life. [Rev_2:7; Rev_22:2, Rev_22:14, Rev_22:19]
Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 9:56 am.
What do I see now in those verses of Scripture, my Father? How have we managed to bring to nothing this most important account of our creation and the fall from Your original intent for our creation? What was Your intent for our creation, my Father?
Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11:41 am
Been thinking, my Father. Perhaps my question is redundant. An unnecessary question. For the answer is found in the verses quoted, but! My mind is still stuck in denial of Your intentions for our creation. Why? Because I am still looking and considering other possibilities for my creation.
Perhaps the possibility to become my own ‘God’? Perhaps taking care of the Garden was not appealing to me? Perhaps sitting on Your throne, possessing all Your power and knowledge and wisdom was by far better than simply passing my time taking care of the Garden and multiplying to replenish the earth? Perhaps.