“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”
Read verses 4-7. How did God create man? What is man’s source of life? Read verses 8-14. Describe the garden. What do these verses tell us about God?
Read verse 15. What work did God give man to do? How does this relate to man's mission (1:28)? Read verses 16-17. What did God command the man? How do God’s commands establish spiritual order? How do they give man real freedom? Why must man be thankful & obedient? (Ro 1:19-21)
Read verses 18-20. What was one thing in the garden that was not good in God's eyes? What does this show about God's love for and understanding of man?
Read verses 21-23. Describe the creation of woman. Why was she a suitable helper (18; 1:27)? How did Adam receive her?
Read verses 24-25. How did God confirm and establish the family? What commitment must man make to his wife? What does it mean that they become one flesh? (See Mk 10:6-9)