SEPARATING THE SPIRITUAL FROM THE PHYSICAL
THE HIDDEN MEANING
This scripture is one of the most controversial expressions of life involving an intimate relationship with God, based upon obedience. The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed…….Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Genesis 2: 8-17 NKJV
GARDEN – Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12: 1-2 NIV
Hebrews 9: 1 – The first covenant had rules for worship and a place made for worship as well. GNT
Place Of Worship – In my opinion, speaks of two mind sets: spiritually dead, as all people were made sinners as the result of the disobedience of Adam and; those who live as the Spirit tells them to, have their minds controlled by what the Spirit wants (the Garden). The state of mind of Adam was to provide a place where the Inspiration of God, is almost certainly an implied, powerful incentive for an obedient life.