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Saturday, August 18, 2018
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Daily Bible Study

Adam & Eve

When the Lord God made the earth and the heavens - and no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth and no plant of the field had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no man to work the ground, but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground - the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. (Genesis 2:3-8)

The man was Adam. And God put him straight to work!

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. (Genesis 2:15)

Taking care of the Garden of Eden was fun. He was given the task of naming all the birds and animals. As there was nobody around to suggest alternate names of their own preference, it was a task that must have been completed quickly.

Adam was given total freedom to do anything he wanted, with one exception. He was told not to eat the fruit of one tree.

And the Lord God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die." (Genesis 2:16-17)

Adam did not mind. He had the run of all the trees on an entire planet, he could afford to leave one tree alone.

Adam was a happy man but in time he began to be overcome with a sense of restlessness that he couldn't put his finger on. But God understood.

The Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." (Genesis 2:18)

So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. (Genesis 2:21-22)

The man called her woman, for she was taken out of man, but later he named her Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.

Adam and Eve had a wonderful life in Eden. And they would have lived happily ever after if The Serpent hadn't come along and spoilt everything.

Quick Facts:
Adam: (meaning "man"). The first man, created out of the dust of the earth, and given dominion over all the lower creatures.
Eve: (meaning "life"). The first woman, given to Adam by God as a companion.