After God created the heavens and the earth, and all that was in it, he formed a man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into him the breath of life, and called him Adam. Then the LORD God made a beautiful garden in Eden, with trees to look at, trees with fruit that were good to eat, and the tree of life. There was also the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God put Adam in the garden and told him to take care of it, and he said “You may eat of every tree in this garden except from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. You must not eat of that one, because in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” This meant that Adam had to obey God by not eating of that tree just like children have to obey their parents when they tell them not to do something, or to do something. After that God said “It is not good that the man should be alone, I will make for him a companion.”
God brought all the animals for Adam to name and Adam named all the cattle, the birds and the other animals, but then Adam knew that he was alone. God made Adam go to sleep and he took one of Adam’s ribs and closed his side. Then he made a woman from the rib and brought her to Adam and Adam named her Woman. Some people think that Adam named her Eve, but that was not until later. When God first brought her to Adam, he named her Woman. They became husband and wife and they were very happy. They did not wear any clothes and they were not ashamed.
One day something happened. The devil, called Satan, made himself look like a serpent and went to talk to Woman when she was alone. He said “Didn’t God say that you could eat of every tree in the garden?” He questioned what God had said. So the woman answered “we may eat of every tree except the tree in the middle of the garden. God said that of that one we should not eat or touch it or we would die. ” But God did not say that, he did not say that they could not touch it, the Woman added that. The serpent told the woman that she would not die because “God knows that in the day that you eat from it your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods knowing good and evil.
So the Woman looked at the tree, and saw that it was good for food and pretty to look at, and that it would make her wise, so she took the fruit and ate it and then she gave some to Adam and he ate from it also. At once they knew that they were naked and so they sewed fig leaves together to make clothes.
After that Adam and the Woman heard God’s voice as he walked in the garden, and they hid from God because they were afraid. But the LORD God called Adam and said “where are you?” and Adam answered “I heard your voice, but I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.” And God said “who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree I commanded you not to eat from?” and the man said “The Woman you gave me, she gave it to me and I ate.” So God asked the Woman “What is this that you have done?” and the Woman said “The serpent deceived me, and so I ate.”
God told the serpent that because he did that, he was cursed above all the animals and would spend the rest of his days on his belly, eating dust for the rest of his life, but he made a promise that one day a woman would have a baby that would deliver the world from what the devil had done.
And God said to Adam, “Because you have listened to your wife and eaten from the tree which I commanded you not to do, the ground is cursed fo your sake. It will bring forth thorns and thistles. You will have to work very hard for your food until you die and return to the ground from which you were made. God told the woman that she would have pain when her babies were born, and that her husband would rule over her.
And so it was then that Adam named his wife Eve, because she would be the mother of all living. Then the LORD God made them coats of animal skins and clothed them.
The LORD God sent Adam and Eve out of the beautiful garden of Eden, and placed angels called Cherubim to protect the garden from anyone getting in, so that they could not eat from the tree of life and live forever. God placed a flaming sword to protect the tree of life.
Memory Verse: Genesis 3:21 …..the LORD God made coats of skins, and clothed them.
1. What did God make Adam from? Answer: the dust of the ground.
2. Where did Adam and Eve live? Answer: the garden of Eden
3. Who was the serpent? Answer: the devil, Satan
4. What did Adam and Eve do that was wrong? Answer: they disobeyed the command of God in eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
5. What did God do? He clothed them in animal skins and drove them out of the garden so they could not eat from the tree of life.