LABOR AND PROTECT The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.  Genesis 2:15        My mother was a gentle soul with a great colorful and eccentric side.  She loved the outdoors, loved gardening, and loved good dirt.  When she visited us at our …

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GARDEN DWELLING The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  Genesis 2:9                   There, in their midst, was the ultimate temptation and test of obedience.  They could walk with God, the source of all knowledge, and hear things first hand, or …

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THE BREATH OF GOD Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.  Genesis 2:11          God breathes.  When He does, life erupts.  Adam was just a physical man, made of the dust of the ground.  He …

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RULING MY GARDEN And God blessed them.  And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it.  Genesis 1:28           Adam was told to subdue the earth.  That was ‘to rule and bring it under subjection.’  Subjection to what?  The laws of the Creator.  He was to take the …

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