Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
Read V8-10. When they heard God coming, what did they do? Why? What was Adam's answer? What does this conversation show about the tragedy of sin?
Read V11-13. How did God confront Adam with his sin? What might Adam have done? What excuses did they make? What does this reveal about sin's effect on relationships?
Read V14-15. How did God curse the serpent? How does God's promise in 3:15 give hope to mankind?
Read V16-20. How did God punish the woman? How is her punishment related to her blessing? (1:28) How is man's punishment related to his mission?
Read V21-24 In what other way did God show his love for fallen man? Why did God drive them from the Garden? Why did he not destroy the garden? What hope does this give? What is the significance of the tree of life (Rev. 22:2, 14, 19)