Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever" - Gen 3:24
God Drives Adam and Eve from The Garden- An act of Love
God loved Adam so much that even when he sinned, God still chose mercy over judgement or punishment. The reason God drove him out of the garden was because He didn't want Adam to eat of the tree of life and live forever. But this was not a punishment, it was an act of love. God never forbade Adam and Eve from eating of this tree. It was always theirs to eat. However, after they sinned, if they had eaten of the fruit of tree life, they wouldn't have been able to die. This would have had a tremendous negative impact on them and humanity. Due to sin, sickness, hatred, evil, wickedness, all sorts of evil crept into the world. So, imagine a world where the strong continually tormented and ruled over the week for eternity. Imagine a world where incurable sicknesses tormented humanity for ever and ever and where the wicked could never die. Sometimes, death brings hope for the afflicted and rest to the weary. Also think about the impact this would have had on God's salvation plan for humanity. But God foreknowing this, sent Adam packing meanwhile, He planned a way of salvation for humanity.
Moral of this Story
Sometimes you may go through things that seem unpleasant, or you may be bound by a weakness and you may think that God doesn't care or He will come at you but God is always looking for the best way our for you. He loves you enough to seek out the best way out for you even if it may seem hurtful to you at the moment. God would not cause negative things or hardships in your life but He will use them for your good if you let him. Ultimately if you persevere and hold on to His word, you will see the light at the end of the tunnel because God is seeking out the best positive outcome for you. He's got you back! - E N Jinor
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