RE Verse reading–Genesis 2:4-17 (day one)
“You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.”–v 116-17.
The Lord only gave them one rule. One! They were 99% free and 100% blessed. Who wouldn’t GLADLY corporate with such a generous arrangement?
With the rule came a warning. Clear. Immediate consequence for disobedience. But they didn’t believe Him. They weren’t warned away by His words.
I have made the same mistake. Seen it made by others. “It will never happen to me” or “just this once.”
“The wages of sin is death” warns a Holy God from Heaven. When we sin something dies. We die. Opportunities. Fellowship with Him. Serious consequences.
The universe comes with rules. Things required. Things forbidden. The great human mistake is to not hear or believe that the rules come from God.