Daily Lift – March 3, 2019

Paradise Lost

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It was in the Garden of Eden that lived Adam and Eve, the first man and the first woman. Charged with giving names unto the animals, and with the dressing and keeping of the Garden, man’s existence there was ideal and with little responsibility. He was permitted to eat of the fruit of the trees of the Garden, excluding the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Failing to abide by God’s wishes regarding the latter, Adam and Eve were driven from the Garden of Eden, resulting in what may be referred to as a “paradise lost.” Interestingly, the New Testament uses the word “Paradise” no fewer than three times in reference to the spiritual resting place of the righteous dead. The Second of Revelation tells us the Tree of Life is there. Though Adam and Eve were prohibited access to it when driven from the Garden, those in Paradise are welcomed to partake of it. As it did in the lives of the earliest human beings, sin robs man of spiritual life and results in a Paradise lost.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater