Teacher Reference: READ Genesis 2:8-17; Romans 6:19-23; Joshua 24:13-15; John 21:15-17
ADAM IS PUT INTO THE GARDEN OF EDEN
Gen Man is given a purpose in the garden. To dress it and keep it.
Comment In Genesis 1:28, Adam is told to be fruitful and multiply. Now in Genesis 2:15, Adam is told not only to be fruitful, but also to dress and keep it! Spiritually it is not sufficient to just be fruitful but to dress it with the beauty of the Lord in the garments of righteousness and true holiness and keep it until He returns.
THE TWO TREES IN THE GARDEN
Gen -17 The TREE of Knowledge of Good and Evil (Death in the day thou eatest)
Gen The TREE of Life
1) Why did the Lord plant the Tree of Life and the Tree of Death? Man was created with his own will or choice.
2) Mankind today has still that choice, between life in Christ and eternal death. (Choose you this day whom you will serve)
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (Why we need to be led by the Spirit)
3) In Genesis , the Lord said to Adam, Do not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt surely die. In Genesis 3:4, satan refers to Genesis 2:17 saying, Ye shall not surely die? (Deception refers to the Word)
Summary 1) Man is put in the Garden for a purpose (service, e.g. the little ones)
2) Why man was given a free will (our choice)
3) The consequence of our choice (life or death)