After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. ( Genesis 3:24 )
This is one of the greatest expressions of love man ever had. After man sinned by disobeying God, they became corrupt but they were not having eternal life yet, thanks to God. Imagine, if God had allowed them to the tree of life after they corrupted themselves, we would eternally be condemned like the devil without the possibility of redemption. We would have had to live forever in that condemned state. But because God so loved us regardless, He prevented us from living forever in a state of hopeless helplessness. God’s love prevented us from worsening our situation. A blessing given too soon may seem like a curse. A knife given to a baby is not a blessing but the same knife given to an adult is a blessing that can help peel, cut and slice things. God’s love may seem like hatred or injustice only when we don’t see the big picture or when we want something too soon but denied. Ultimately, God’s love is unconditional and we need to be reminded of that always.
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