So when we look at various statements being made for example:
Genesis 2:7 "but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."
At this point in the story death had not occurred therefore a logical question for Adam would have been possibly, "My LORD, what is death?"
The value in realizing that Moses is retelling this story to people who understood death, who understood slavery, cruelty, oppression, and murder helps us to shift from a "Garden Conversation" to a re-education situation with the descendants of Jacob. Likewise when we read:
Genesis 2:18 "And the LORD God said: It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet [Ezer Kenegdo] for him."
We are also hearing Moses relate what God imparted into him at some point in order that he could share this history. Again, Moses was never in the Garden of Eden.
The descendants of Jacob would have understood being alone, perhaps abandoned, perhaps even disconnected from the covenant established with Abraham many, many years earlier. Adam would not have understood being alone. He was placed into the garden, a place God called delightful!
Which brings me to the point of this blog post:
When God created the woman along with the fact that she was to be the last thing made, what was his purpose in doing so? Better yet, what was her purpose?
The answers(s) to these two questions is mind bending. But the questions themselves have been undervalued or over analyzed. Either way, the moment we immediately envision a garden conversation we skip over the fact that the descendants of Jacob are the ones hearing these accounts.
You will experience a Paradigm Shift extraordinary in considering when, just like Moses was restoring the descendants of Jacob back to who God is and to what he is doing, Dr. Skip Moen restores us back to a more complete picture of who the man and the woman were always purposed to be. In my opinion, Dr. Skip Moen, along with so many, many people in our generation are doing exactly what Moses was doing. Moses was leading these people to freedom, back to our Creator.
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