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A pictorial guide to walks  in the beautiful Irish county of Wicklow
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Wicklow Way 2b Boranaraltry Bridge to Crone Wood Carpark

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The Command of God - Genesis chapter 2

In chapter 2 the narrative is narrowed to a garden which God had planted. It is described as "Well watered and planted with all kinds of trees —trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food". To the Eastern mind a garden is synonymous with a paradise. In this garden God places the first created man and woman, Adam and Eve, and gives to them his specific command . 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 of it you will surely die." 

Thus mankind is to govern this world, not with absolute authority but with subordinate authority, and the symbol of their subjection the tree in the middle of the garden. From the scene here described, we can define the Kingdom of God as the place where God graciously rules and where he is willingly obeyed. The characteristic of generosity in the nature of God is evident in this story. Paradise was not earned but given as a gift.



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