Genesis 3 ends with Adam and Eve being driven out of the garden by God. Adam and Eve ate from the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil - then God proclaimed the consequence of sin. As we looked earlier this week, we saw that Genesis 3:15 shows God providing a glimmer of hope in a seed of woman that will strike the serpents head and will have his heel struck by the serpent.
Adam and his wife disobeyed God, listened to the serpent, and ate from the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Immediately "the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made loinclothes for themselves" (Genesis 3:7).
The next verses portray sin's consequences, but in verse 21 we see God do something interesting - "The LORD God made clothing out of skins for Ad...
Adam and the woman ate from the tree. They realized they were naked, so they covered themselves with leaves and hid from God.
God called out to the man, pursuing him, and asked where he was. In what is called, chiastic structure, the author of Genesis begins to track God's conversation with Adam, the woman, and the serpent. Each person God spoke with blamed someone else for their disobedience.
In Genesis 2, God specifically commands: "You are free to eat from any tree of the garden, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die" (Genesis 2:16-17).
This command is quite intriguing. In the garden before the fall and the entrance of sin in the world, God is referencing a tree that has knowledge of evil (evil existed before the...