Lesson 06 第六课

Lesson 6

God placed Adam in Eden.

Scripture: Genesis 2:1-8

 

NLT Genesis 2:1 So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed. 2 On the seventh day, having finished his task, God rested from all his work. 3 And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from his work of creation. 4 This is the account of the creation of the heavens and the earth. When the LORD God made the heavens and the earth, 5 there were no plants or grain growing on the earth, for the LORD God had not sent any rain. And no one was there to cultivate the soil. 6 But water came up out of the ground and watered all the land. 7 And the LORD God formed a man's body from the dust of the ground and breathed into it the breath of life. And the man became a living person. 8 Then the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he placed the man he had created.

 

Lesson Outline

1. God finished His work of creation. (Genesis 2:1)

2. God rested from His work of creation. (Genesis 2:2-3)

3. The earth was not watered by rain. (Genesis 2:4-6)

4. God planted a garden for Adam. (Genesis 2:7-8)

 

Begin Reading

 

1. God finished His work of creation.

Genesis 2:1 So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed

天地万物都造齐了

 

God finished creating all that He planned to create.

Many times, people decide to make something, but then they change their minds.

They may lose interest in what they are making. Or they may decide that it is too

hard to finish making it.

God is not like people. God always finishes what He plans to do. God does not

change His mind or lose interest in what He is making. God never decides that He is going to do something different from what He has planned. When God begins a work, He always finishes it.

 

Nothing can hinder God from finishing what He plans to do.

Many things can happen to prevent people from carrying out their plans. But

nothing can prevent God from carrying out His plans. Nothing and no one can

hinder God from doing all that He plans to do. No person can stop God. None of

the spirits can stop God. No one can hinder God because He is the most powerful. God is almighty. God always does what He has determined to do. Therefore, when God promises to do something, we can be confident that He will do it.

 

 

2. God rested from His work of creation.

 

Genesis 2:2-3

2 On the seventh day, having finished his task, God rested from all his work. 3 And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from his work of creation.

到第七日,上帝造物的工已经完毕,就在第七日歇了祂一切的工,安息了。 上帝赐福给第七日,定为圣日,因为在这日上帝歇了祂一切创造的工,就安息了

 

How many days did God take to create everything?

 

God created everything in six days.

But look at all the things God created in just six days. No one is as great as God.

He is almighty. He can do anything He wants. God finished creating in six days all He planned to create.

 

On the seventh day, God rested from His work of creating.

Think about this: Did God rest from His work because He became tired? He had

created everything in the heavens and on the earth. Was God exhausted because of all the work He had done? Do you think God said, “I’m tired. I am going to rest today”?

 

Was God tired? Think about the many things that God had created:

§   God had created the light.

§   He had made the water to move back so that the dry ground appeared.

§   He had created all the plants and the trees.

§   He had made the sun and the moon and millions of stars.

§   God had filled the waters with living creatures and the sky with birds.

§   God had created all the different kinds of animals.

§   God had created the first man and the first woman.

 

God had created so many things. Was God tired from creating all that He had

created? No! God doesn’t get weary or sleepy like we do. He doesn’t have a

physical body that needs rest or sleep. God is Spirit.

 

God rested from the job of creating because He was finished making all He planned to make.

 

God rested because His work of creating was finished. God created everything in six days. On the seventh day, after God finished creating, He rested. God rested from creating because He saw all His work that He had planned to do was finished.

 

 

 

3. The earth was not watered by rain.

 

Genesis 2:4-6

4 This is the account of the creation of the heavens and the earth. When the LORD God made the heavens and the earth, 5 there were no plants or grain growing on the earth, for the LORD God had not sent any rain. And no one was there to cultivate the soil. 6 But water came up out of the ground and watered all the land.

创造天地的来历,在耶和华上帝造天地的日子,乃是这样: 野地还没有草木,田间的菜蔬还没有长起来,因为耶和华上帝还没有降雨在地上,也没有人耕地。 但有雾气从地上腾,滋润遍地

 

God uses another name for Himself.

In the first chapter of Genesis, God called Himself “God.” The name “God” means that God is the great and mighty God who created the heavens and the earth and all things that are in them.

Here in these verses, God called Himself “the LORD.” The name “the LORD”

means that God is the eternal One who is totally independent of all things and who will never change.

From this point onward, the Bible sometimes uses the name “God.” At other times, it uses the name “the LORD God” or just “the LORD.”

 

God did not water the earth by rain.

During the early years of the earth’s history, God did not water the earth by giving

rain. Instead, God watered the earth by mist that came up from the earth. There

were also rivers and streams which were fed from great underground lakes. But,

God did not give rain until much later in the history of the world.

 

4. God planted a garden for Adam.

 

Genesis 2:7-8

. 7 And the LORD God formed a man's body from the dust of the ground and breathed into it the breath of life. And the man became a living person. 8 Then the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he placed the man he had created.

耶和华上帝用地上的尘土造人,将生气吹在他鼻孔里,他就成了有灵的活人,名叫亚当耶和华上帝在东方的伊甸立了一个园子,把所造的人安置在那里。

 

 

God prepared a beautiful garden for Adam.

God loved Adam very much. So God planted a beautiful garden especially for

Adam. God loved Adam, and so God planted a beautiful garden for him. God included in that garden all the vegetables and fruit trees that Adam would need to keep him happy, strong and healthy.

 

 

 

 

God put Adam in the garden.

 

Genesis 2:8

8 Then the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he placed the man he had created.

耶和华上帝在东方的伊甸立了一个园子,把所造的人安置在那里。

 

 

This garden was planted in a place called Eden. When God had the garden ready, He took Adam and put him there. God didn’t ask Adam if he wanted to live there. God didn’t say, “Adam, I have planted a garden. It is a really beautiful place. Would you like to live there?” God didn’t offer this garden to Adam as a place in which to live. Instead, God took the man whom He had formed, and He put him in the garden. Why did God have the right to take Adam and put him in the garden?

 

 

God had the right to put Adam in the garden because God made Adam.

God had created man. Therefore, God had the right to put man where He wanted

him and to tell him what to do. What about Adam? Did God have the right to take Adam and put him in the garden? Who owned Adam? God did, because God made Adam. God is the owner of all things. He has the right to do what He wishes with all the things that He has made.

God created Adam, so Adam belonged to God. God had the right to tell Adam

what to do. God made all people; therefore God has the right to tell people what to do. Because God is good and loves us, He will never do the wrong thing to anyone or anything He has made.

God is the greatest authority. There is none who is higher than God.

 

God told Adam to take care of the garden.

Taking care of the garden was not hard work. Weeds did not grow. Snails, grubs

and insects did not eat the fruit or vegetables. Everything was perfect. So Adam

did not need to work hard.

 

Questions

1.      Many times, people begin something, but then they don’t finish it. Does God ever begin something and then not finish it?

2.      God always finishes what He begins. What does this tell us about God?

3.      Because God is almighty, He just spoke and all the work of creation was completed in only six days. On the seventh day, God rested. Did God rest from His work because He was tired?

4.      Why did God rest on the seventh day?

5.      With what did God water the earth when it was first created?

6.      God planted a beautiful garden in Eden. For whom did God plant this garden?

7.      Why did God have the right to put Adam in the garden even though God didn’t ask Adam if he wanted to live there?

8.      To whom do all things, spirits and people belong?