God to Adam:
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.
And Our Tragic Existence Began….?
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 God made long coats (tunics) of skins and clothed them. Even so?
The Almighty Creator’s Decreed …
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?
God Sent him (Adam) forth from the Garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. So, God 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.
There We Have The Clear Picture Of Our Present Demise, But!
Who cares really? The headlines are confusing. One portrays to care. The other? Forget it!
Let’s eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we might die. Be happy today! Blah! Blab! Blah!
The struggle to love and be loved and be happy goes on big time ….
Me? O well! The truth? Do I really matter? O but the headlines tell me I do matter, and me?
Do I blame myself? Nay! Most of my life, anyhow ….?
Following that first pattern established at the beginning? I blame those headlines that swelled my head. Even so? The big thing now?
It’s not your fault….?
Phooey and phony-baloney! It is my fault! Duh! I have no business consulting with strangers. Even so? Likened all humans, that’s what we humans do.