Two Gardens.

Grace Devo


And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
Luke 22:44

God said to Adam when he sinned by taking the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge and Evil, “Physical hardship, painful toil, disappointing vexations, and hard struggle were appointed as the lot of the man, who was definitely adjudged a guilty sinner.” Formerly the earth had yielded its produce easily and freely to man, in great abundance. Adam had only to “dress” the garden (Gen 2:15) in order to enjoy its luscious fruits. But now God pronounced a special curse on the ground. Henceforth it would yield its grains and fruits reluctantly.

Adam had to sweat in order for fruit to be produced. The curse is not working for produce but toiling for it. Toiling does not only mean hard work but also worrying. You may say at…

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