It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 19)


God pronounced penalties to man’s disobedience which brought about more changes to the way man lived and which continue to this day.

  • The woman was to experience more pain during childbirth (Gen. 3:16).
  • The man was to experience more toil in making a living from the ground (Gen. 3:17-19).

It is also interesting and significant to note that in both cases these things, pain and toil, would increase. This suggests that the man and woman already had a frame of reference through previous experience of pain and toil by which to judge an increase.

Next Week: Another Penalty

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