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Adam and Eve Disobey God

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Adam and Eve Disobey God

God created the heavens and the earth in seven days.

God created man and woman on the sixth day of creation. The first two people were Adam and Eve.

They lived in a beautiful paradise created by God for them called the Garden of Eden.

Genesis 2:4
4 This is the history of the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD* God made the earth and the heavens.

God said, “You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden, except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.”
Genesis 2:16-17
16 The LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; 17 but you shall not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; for in the day that you eat of it, you will surely die.”

One day, a serpent, the sneakiest of all animals, asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?”

“Yes, if we eat or touch the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden, we will die” replied the woman.

“You surely won’t die,” said the serpent, “God knows that your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God who knows good and evil.”

Genesis 3:1-5
1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Has God really said, ‘You shall not eat of any tree of the garden’?”
2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees of the garden, 3 but not the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden. God has said, ‘You shall not eat of it. You shall not touch it, lest you die.’ ”
4 The serpent said to the woman, “You won’t really die, 5 for God knows that in the day you eat it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Then the woman, seeing that the fruit looked delicious, took some and ate it. She also gave some to Adam and he ate it too.
Genesis 3:6
6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took some of its fruit, and ate. Then she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate it, too.

At that moment, their eyes were opened and they suddenly felt shame and realised they were naked.
Genesis 3:7a
7 Their eyes were opened, and they both knew that they were naked.

Immediately, they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.

In the evening, the Lord God was walking in the garden. Adam and Eve hid from God.

Genesis 3:7b-8
They sewed fig leaves together, and made coverings for themselves. 8 They heard the LORD God’s voice walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

“Where are you, Adam?” called God.

“When I heard you, I was afraid and naked, so I hid,” replied Adam.

“Who told you that you were naked?” asked God. “Have you eaten the forbidden fruit?”

Genesis 3:9-11
9 The LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?”
10 The man said, “I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; so I hid myself.”
11 God said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

“The woman you put with me was the one who gave me the fruit to eat.” Adam answered.
Genesis 3:12
12 The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”

Then the Lord asked Eve, “Why did you do this?”

“The serpent deceived me, and I ate it.” she replied

Genesis 3:13
13 The LORD God said to the woman, “What have you done?”
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

So the Lord God cursed the serpent to a life of crawling on its belly and slithering in the dust.
Genesis 3:14-15
14 The LORD God said to the serpent,
“Because you have done this,
you are cursed above all livestock,
and above every animal of the field.
You shall go on your belly
and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.
15 I will put hostility between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring.
He will bruise your head,
and you will bruise his heel.”

The Lord God sadly said, “Because of this, Adam and Eve, you must leave the Garden forever. From now on, you will feel pain and suffering, and struggle by the sweat of your brow to provide food to eat, for the ground is now cursed with thorns and thistles. You will now no longer live forever, but your life will end in death.
Genesis 3:16-21
16 To the woman he said,
“I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth.
You will bear children in pain.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”
17 To Adam he said,
“Because you have listened to your wife’s voice,
and have eaten from the tree,
about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it,’
the ground is cursed for your sake.
You will eat from it with much labour all the days of your life.
18 It will yield thorns and thistles to you;
and you will eat the herb of the field.
19 You will eat bread by the sweat of your face until you return to the ground,
for you were taken out of it.
For you are dust,
and you shall return to dust.”
20 The man called his wife Eve because she would be the mother of all the living. 21 The LORD God made garments of animal skins for Adam and for his wife, and clothed them.

The Lord God banished them from the Garden of Eden. Adam had to cultivate the ground to grow crops to eat. Then the Lord God placed a mighty cherubim to the east of the Garden to guard the way to the tree of life.

This angel had a flaming sword that flashed back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.

Genesis 3:22-24
22 The LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand, and also take of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever—” 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed cherubim* at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.

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