And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”

– Genesis 2:16-17 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

A perfectly logical question that many people ask is: Why did God put the tree there to begin with? We are not totally sure of the answer, but one thing is certain: it seems that when God created man in His image, the choice to love God was fundamental. Humanity was created for a relationship with God from the very beginning.

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