The Man In His Home

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Genesis 2:8-17
[8] And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. [9] And out of the ground the LORD God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

[10] A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers. [11] The name of the first is the Pishon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. [12] And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there. [13] The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush. [14] And the name of the third river is the Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

[15] The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. [16] And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, [17] but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
1.  In what ways does God provide abundantly for man in the garden?
2.  What is the significance of the fact that God is the author/originator of human pleasure and delight?
3.  How does the description of the garden give us hope?
4.  How does v. 15 show us that rest is not to be equated with aimless idleness?
5.  What do the verbs “work” and “keep” in v. 15 tell us about the nature of Adam’s work?
6.  What does this passage teach us about authority? What does it mean to say that all sin is an issue of authority?
7.  How does the manner in which God’s command is given demonstrate his love, goodness, and care towards human beings?

References: Acts 17:26; Genesis 12:3; Matthew 28:19; Revelation 7:9-10; 1 Timothy 6:16; Genesis 13:10; Revelation 21-22; John 14:3; Genesis 19:16; Deuteronomy 26:10; Numbers 18:5-6; Colossians 3:23.


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