God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where
And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I
naked; and I hid myself.
And he said, Who told thee that thou
naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee thatthou shouldest not eat?
And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest
with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
And the LORD God said unto the woman, What
thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou
cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eatall the days of thy life:
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bringforth children; and thy desire
to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree,of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed
the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shaltthou eat
it all the days of thy life;
Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat theherb of the field;
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of itwast thou taken: for dust thou
, and unto dust shalt thou return.” (Ge 3:8-19)
The white robes that Adam and Eve wore before they sinned had vanished as soon as they disobeyedGod. Now God showed them the ultimate consequences of sin are that someone has to die. Adam hadto kill an animal and from the skin, God made clothes for them, according to Genesis 3 verses 20 and21:
And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
Unto Adam also andto his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.” (Ge 3:20-21)
Separation and Returning
Verses 22-24 tell us why Adam and Eve had to leave their special garden home:
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:
Therefore the LORD God senthim forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
So he drove out the man; andhe placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep theway of the tree of life.” (Ge 3:22-24)
Isaiah tells us the reason for this separation in chapter 59 and verses 1 and 2:
Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid
face from you, that hewill not hear.” (Isa 59:1-2)
Later in chapter 55 verses 1-9, Isaiah assures us that God really wants us to come to Him and forsakethe sins that separate us:
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea,come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Wherefore do ye spend money for
that which is
not bread? and your labour for
satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye
that which is
good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall
Kindergarten Bible Story 1-year Series2© 2013 New Life Mission Canada