It seems to me that the basic question in the Garden of Eden was ” Who is in Charge here”!
I don’t know about you, but if I was to just wake from a deep sleep or a beginning of my life and seen the garden of a beautiful landscape, my reaction would probably be “Did I do that?!”. lol. My instincts would just takeover and assume that this creation was all about me, not for me!
A new creation I would be,unbeknowst to me, that I would think that I created this exquisite scene all around me. After all, I am the only one around! Therefore, I am in charge.
I, then, in my mind, must be a God!
But wait, a voice, where is that coming from? It is above me, but from where? I am the only one here.
This is strange. He says that He created everything that I see all around me, and above me as far as I can see.
Ok,So maybe I didn’t create everything around me, I thought I was something special. But He says, that he is God, the God of my creation and of my world. Wow, you mean he made me, and all these things around me,above me, and all the living things he made are for me. And He is going to come down to me from wherever He is and live with me?!
So the creator,author,God is going to live with me. Cool.
Now, my decision then is to decide whether I can make the important decision for life in this world and survive, or to believe that this God is the Life of all things that He has made.
We know the rest of the story, and its many trials and tribulations that man had to go thru to think that he was capable of Life.
So, Isn’t the first and only question throughout the scriptures, “Who’s in Charge?”