Genesis 2:16-17

Genesis 2:16-17

And the Lord God commanded man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat. But of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat of it, for on the day that you eat thereof, you shall surely die.”

 

God’s word to Man commanded obedience

The word commanded צָוָה” (tsavah) speaks of God’s firm expectation towards Man to obey and not go against His word

God did created Man with a will to choose therefore the expectation for obedience is not auto-robotic but to exercise will power and commitment

Obedience to God’s word became the condition for living in the presence of God

From the very beginning of God’s commandment to Man the choice between life and death had been laid out

In the presence of God is life and to be separated from God leads to death