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Genesis 2:8-17: The good, the bad and the two trees of Eden

Richard AgeeGod gave Adam several profound responsibilities: tending the Garden of Eden; naming the animals and choosing between the Tree of Life v. the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Bad.

(Note: In Hebrew, evil is a slightly different word — רָעָה ra’ah, Strong’s lexicon No. H7463a, meaning wickedness — than what’s used here — רַע ra, H7451b, meaning not good.)

Adam made the wrong choice. All of us as Adam’s heirs also have a similar choice to make. God gives each of us free will to choose the good, which leads to righteousness and eternal life or we can choose the bad which leads to evil and eternal death.

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Journey to the 10 — Israel thirsts, discovers bitterness within

We are continuing our “Journey to the 10 (commandments)” as our ancestors of old went the first time. We see God’s “high hand” redeem our ancestors from the Egyptians once and for all. Then they continue for three more days until they reached Marah on the 24th of Aviv.

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Genesis 2:8-17 — four rivers, two trees in Eden

The Hebrew words behind the four rivers in Eden, the garden and the two trees in Gen. 2:8-17 help us understand more about God. Continue reading Genesis 2:8-17 — four rivers, two trees in Eden