Genesis 2:15-17 The Man and the Command
Don't eat of the tree of good & evil... one simple command...Pastor Chuck explores the three small but important verses that lay out a foundational choice we must all make; exercise self control, or give in to the urges that over-ride our better nature. God made a man, set him in the garden & gave him work to do... He had freedom to go & do, & the garden was a place of peace & beauty. The Lord did not care if His creation climbed in the one tree from which they could not eat, picked the flowers, or built a tree house in the branches, but the one command the Creator gave was "Do not eat the fruit thereof." This top & frail creation of a Holy God had a choice to make, a choice of free will ~ follow the command of the Creator or give in to his own ways... & the consequences of that decision was clearly explained ahead of time... if you choose to eat, in that day you will begin to die....