The Value of Work—Adam in the Garden (Genesis 2:15-17)
God put man in the garden “to tend and keep it.” What does this say about the value of work?
God values work. Proverbs 14:23. Ecclesiastes 9:10. Ephesians 4:28. 2 Thessalonians 3:12.
What are some reasons why God might value work? What type of work do we need to do?
Of every tree of the garden, except one, Adam could freely eat. Why would God place the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the Garden? Was God tempting Adam and Eve by placing the tree there?
Adam could not eat “of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” What is involved in “the knowledge of good and evil”? When do we attain “the knowledge of good and evil”?
In the day that Adam ate of the tree of the knowledge, he would surely die. What does God mean by “would surely die”? How does sin bring death today?