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0805 – In The Beginning, Everything Was Perfect | TBS Devotions

“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.”

~Genesis 1:31

In the beginning, there was no sin.  God created a man and woman, Adam and Eve.  They were the climax of all these wonderful things he has made.  And he saw that it was very good!

He gave Adam and Eve complete freedom. He gave them a wonderful world and all their needs were met. They had happiness, health, a fabulous place to live and a garden full of fruit trees which they could enjoy as much as they wanted. And the best thing of all was that they had a deep, constant fellowship with God himself.

Adam and Eve were God’s children and his friends! The Bible tells us that God even took a walk together with them in the cool part of the day.  Stop and imagine walking around in a beautiful garden- with God!

God is a wonderful Father, and he likes his children to be free.  Therefore, he gave them free access to everything he has created on earth: to all the lovely trees and all the springs of water. 

He gave them authority to rule over the animals and to enjoy his creation.  There was just one exception- they were not to touch the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  This tree was special.  If they ate from it, they would die eternally.  God knew that it would destroy them, and he wanted to protect them.

This single simple rule was all there was. But when you are given a rule, you have a choice.  You can either obey or disobey.  You can choose, but of course you must take the consequences of what you do. 

Prayers: God I thank you for giving me a free will. Teach me how to make wise choices.  I want to follow your way all the days of my life. Holy Spirit, please direct my path and show me the best way to start this day. Bless my family and friend and help me remember all the truth that I read today.