Adam and Eve the First Humans

{My input} Thursday, January 28, 2016

Today’s daily text:

I was a herdsman, and I took care of sycamore fig trees. This is taken from Amos 7:14. The whole scripture reads, “Then A’mos answered Amazi’ah: “I was not a prophet nor the son of a prophet; but I was a herdsman, and I took care of sycamore fig trees.”

We see in the case of the prophet Amos that Jehovah noticed the potential of one of his servants, even though he might have appeared to many to be rather insignificant or unassuming. Amos’ bold response to the corrupt priest Amaziah confirmed that Jehovah had chosen the right person and could use his abilities that might not at first seem obvious. Amos 7:12, 13, 16, 17 tells us: “Amazi’ah than said to A’mos: “O visionary, go, run away to the land of Judah, earn your bread there, and there you may prophesy. But you must no longer prophesy at Beth’el, for it is the sanctuary of a king and the house of a kingdom.” So now hear the word of Jehovah: ‘You are saying, “Do not prophesy against Israel, and do not preach against the house of Isaac.” Therefore this is what Jehovah says: “Your wife will become a prostitute in the city, and your sons and your daughters will fall by the sword. Your land will be apportioned out with a measuring line, and you yourself will die in an unclean land; and Israel will surely go into exile from its land.”’”” Yes, Jehovah notices the potential in each of his servants. He assured King David that he would always guide him, with ‘his eye upon him.’ Psalms 32: 8 tells us: ““I will give you insight and instruct you in the way you should go. I will give you advice with my eye upon you.” Do you see why that should be encouraging to us? Even though we may lack self-confidence, Jehovah can help us to go beyond our perceived limits and reach goals that we would not have imagined. Just as an instructor watches an inexperienced rock climber attentively in order to help him find the best handholds, Jehovah is willing to guide us as we make spiritual advancement.

Adam and Eve the First Humans

Adam and Eve are the first humans created and put on the Earth. They were put on the Earth in a beautiful garden called the Garden of Eden. The Earth back then was really pretty. The grass was green and heathy. The tree were as tall as tall could be. There were animals everywhere, little critters crawling upon the ground and big animals enjoying life with no harm to them. Everywhere nothing but peace and quiet, the perfect environment to house the creations that Jehovah made.

Garden og Eden

Jehovah made beautiful green grass grow from the ground to cover the land. He made all of the smaller plants that include flowers, herbs, bushes, and many other plants. He also made trees that produced fruit. All of these green plants and tree were all made to give the creature on the Earth oxygen. Every tree and plant was very pleasing to the eye. God then made fish in the sea and birds to flying in the sky. He made lions, and tigers, and bears. {Oh my!} He even made all the animals that now live by your house. God made one part of the Earth which was the Garden of Eden. All was perfect and beautiful. Jehovah wanted the whole world to be just as beautiful as this garden. Something was missing, though, it was humans.

Adam and Eve

Now, there are two people in the picture. They are the first man and woman. Their names were Adam and Eve. Jehovah God obviously made Adam, but how. Well, Jehovah took some dust from the ground and with it he formed a perfect male body. Genesis 1:26, 27 tells us: “And God said “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, to bear empire over the fishes of the sea and the birds of the sky and the cattle and all the wild beasts of the Earth and all the reptiles the creep on the Earth.” And God created man in his image; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them;” He then blew into the man’s nose, and Adam came to life.

Jehovah gave Adam a job which was to name all the different kinds of animals. This could have taken a long time for two reasons. First, Adam need to observe the animals to pick the best name. Second, Jehovah made many animals, so Adam had many animals to name. Jehovah noticed something while Adam was naming the animals. All the animals had a female and a mate, so that they can have kids. Adam didn’t have a mate. So Jehovah made Adam fall into a deep sleep and took a rib bone from his side. Using this rib, Jehovah made a woman for Adam, and she became his wife. Now, Adam was happy and they had such a beautiful garden to live in. They could have children and live together in happiness. Jehovah want this couple to live forever. He wanted them to make the whole world just as beautiful as the garden. Their happiness did not last.

Sad Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve were exiled from the Garden of Eden because they made the first sin against Jehovah. So Jehovah had to punish them. According to the Bible, Adam and Eve had only one rule that Jehovah said not to break. He said that they could eat from every tree from the garden except for the tree in the middle of the garden, the tree of Knowledge. Even though it is not in the bible, Eve must have been walking by the tree many time, other wise the following couldn’t have happened. Eve as passing by the tree alone and a snake spoke to her. Again, it is not in the bible, but Eve might have seen the snake eat fruit and that is how the snake spoke.

It told Eve to eat fruit from the tree from which God told them not to eat. Jehovah made snakes he did not make them so they could talk. So this can only mean that someone else was making the snake speak. It was not Adam making the snake talk. It was a person that Jehovah made long before he made the Earth. The person had to be an angel, a being that we cannot see. One angel became very proud. He wanted to be worshipped like Jehovah God. He wanted people to obey him instead of God. He was the one making the snake talk. The angel was able to fool Eve into eating the fruit and giving some to her husband when he told her that she would become like God if she ate the fruit, she believed it.

So they eat and sinned against Jehovah. They disobeyed Jehovah and now they had to pay the price. But someday God will see to it that the whole earth is made as pretty as the garden of Eden.

Citations

Story 2 A Beautiful Garden. (1978). In My book of Bible stories (p. 2). New York: Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101978054

Story 3 The First Man and Woman. (1978). In My book of Bible stories (p. 3). New York: Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101978055

Story 4 Why They Lost Their Home. (1978). In My book of Bible stories (p. 4). New York: Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101978056

Next Post: What happen to Adam & Eve, and Cain & Abel.

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About Scarlet Moonbeam

I like to change many tv or movie stories into happy endings even for the villains...sometimes. ;-) You can find my stories on fanfiction.com or you can search my author name Scarlet Moonbeam and be brought to my home page. HTTYD: Guardians of Dragons (Or Hiccup the Night Fury) MLP: Letter of Destiny
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