Adam and Eve

Excerpt from the NIV Starting Place Study Bible.

Adam and Eve were the first human beings on earth, part of God’s original creation. As such, they set the standard for everything that followed. Their lives illustrate what God loves in human beings – as well as what he loathes.

Adam and Eve took on the huge task of caring for the earth and guiding its proper use.

Adam and Eve conversed with God and God gave them responsibilities. When they failed God by eating from the tree at the center of Eden, they felt ashamed and feared meeting him.

Adam and Eve were the first married couple, introduced by God with the instructions to delight in each other, body and soul.

Adam and Eve opened the door to sin in the world.


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