Bible Corner

Chapter three of Genesis deals with the Fall and its consequences. It outlines how the serpent tempts the woman. It speaks of how she reacts to the temptation and eventually takes the fruit and eats and gives some to the man. Then when God comes to the garden they hide because of their nakedness. The ramifications of the actions lead to the removal of the man and woman from the garden and all that goes with that including having to provide for themselves. “By the sweat of your face will you earn your food, until you will return to the ground, as you were taken from it. for dust you are and to dust you shall return.”

It is then, in verse 20 of chapter 3, that the man names his wife Eve because she was the mother of all those who live. God makes tunics out of skins for them and they are expelled from the garden. Chapter 4 tells the story of Cain and Abel and lessons we learn from it include that our actions have consequences, there are right and wrong actions. When God questions Cain about the whereabouts of his brother Abel, Cain replies, ‘I do not know. Am I my brother’s guardian?” It is a question that is often asked in our world — am I my brother’s keeper? What way would we answer that question?