20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
22 And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
K.J.V. Bible Text
Eve, the first woman—and the first fallen woman—was given her name by Adam because “she would become the mother of all living things.”
Because the man and his wife listened to the serpent (evil) instead of obeying the instructions of the Lord while in the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve now know the difference between good and evil. They know they are naked. The Lord is compassionate enough to clothe them in garments of skin.
Within the Garden of Eden lies the tree of life. The Lord cannot permit them to eat of that tree and live forever. He can no longer trust them to obey his instructions. They are sent out of the garden and banned from ever returning.
I wonder: is that beautiful garden where the Lord walked alongside the first man and woman is the place where our immortal souls will go when our bodies return to dust?
– Betty Killebrew
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