Death & Life

Thinking about death, life, and on God’s word on dying after attending a funeral service.



I always wondered why God apparently says that men will die eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The fruit certainly wasn’t poisoned (Adam & Eve didn’t roll over). And God doesn’t lie.

15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” ~ Genesis 1:15-17

Why then?

Finally struck me that death & sin came from eating of the fruit. And death came into the world after men first sinned.


Which reminded me of another realization that struck me many years ago.

14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,
“Cursed are you above all livestock
and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
and you will eat dust
all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring[j] and hers;
he will crush[k] your head,
and you will strike his heel.”
~Genesis 3:14-15

17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’
“Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.
18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
    and to dust you will return.
~Genesis 3:17-19


That we are all made from dust. And the serpent eats dust. Thus the only way for us to be saved is for our soul to have eternal life with Christ in heaven.

What realizations or verses  from the bible have had an impact on you?

2 thoughts on “Death & Life

  1. “And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?” ~KJV

    Lovely verses indeed 🙂

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