Genesis 2:15-17 – God commands Adam to work and care for the Garden, with the exception of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil – Biblical Outlines

Genesis 2:15-17 – God commands Adam to work and care for the Garden, with the exception of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil

Outline of Genesis 2

I. Introduction
A. Transition from the description of the rivers that flow out of Eden and their locations
B. Overview of God’s command to Adam regarding his role in the Garden of Eden and the exception of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in Genesis 2:15-17

II. Adam’s Role in the Garden
A. Verse 15: God commands Adam to work and care for the Garden of Eden
B. Reflection on the significance of Adam’s role as a steward and cultivator of the created world

III. God’s Provision and Boundaries
A. Verse 16: God provides for Adam’s needs, allowing him to eat from every tree in the garden except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil
B. Understanding the purpose of the prohibition and the importance of boundaries for human flourishing

IV. Responsibility and Accountability
A. Reflection on Adam’s responsibility to exercise stewardship and obedience within the Garden
B. Considering the implications of the consequences for disobedience in relation to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil

V. Free Will and Moral Agency
A. Reflecting on the presence of free will and moral choices given to Adam
B. Considering the implications of Adam’s ability to exercise his will in relation to God’s command

VI. Theological and Spiritual Reflections
A. Examining theological interpretations of God’s command to Adam and the prohibition of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil
B. Reflecting on the spiritual implications of obedience, trust, and the consequences of disobedience

VII. Ethical Considerations
A. Reflecting on the importance of moral decision-making and the consequences of our choices
B. Considering the ethical responsibility to honor boundaries and exercise stewardship over creation

VIII. Conclusion
A. Summary of God’s command to Adam regarding his role in the Garden and the prohibition of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in Genesis 2:15-17
B. Reflection on the significance of human responsibility, moral agency, and obedience within the created order

Note: This outline focuses on God’s command to Adam to work and care for the Garden of Eden, with the exception of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, in Genesis 2:15-17. It explores the theological, ethical, and spiritual implications of Adam’s role, God’s provision, and the boundaries set for him. The outline reflects on free will, moral agency, obedience, and the consequences of disobedience. The actual chapter contains additional details and descriptions of Adam’s life in the Garden and the subsequent events in the creation narrative.