“So He drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. — Genesis 3:24 (KJV) “
I read this and felt upset: The garden of Eden was once the perfect home handmade by God for Adam and Eve, Now, the father is compelled to drove them out. It was a disaster.
How could a loving Father drive his children from the home that he had made for them? According to Mark Stibbe, the ‘Tree of Life’ is a tree brought eternal life. If Adam and Eve ate of that tree, they will be forever fallen and unredeemable. Therefore, God concerns about leaving his children within reach of this deadly danger and was forced to banish them.
From that moment on (God drives them out of the garden and stations cherubim), man will suffer hardship of toiling for a living and woman the pain of giving birth. THESE ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF SIN. How SERIOUS SIN IS in the Father’s eyes!