So God expelled them from the Garden of Eden and sent them to work the ground, the same dirt out of which they’d been made. He threw them out of the garden and stationed angel-cherubim and a revolving sword of fire east of it, guarding the path to the Tree-of-Life.
(Genesis 3:23-24 MSG)
Adam and Eve really didn’t know how good they had it in the Garden of Eden, until they got kicked out of it, that is. They lived in what many would consider a paradise, but they were quick to exchange it for a lie. Their disobedience barred them and future generations from enjoying Eden’s delights. Simply put, their desire for the forbidden fruit cost them everything.
“You never know what you’ve got till it’s gone,” goes the old proverb. How many things in life do we take for granted until they’re gone? The devil comes along and presents us with lies, so we would doubt God’s Word and end up in the gutter. We’re mistakenly led to believe that God is withholding something good from us so we chase after it and end up disappointed. It’s not long before we realize that as always, God only had our best interest in mind.
Learn to appreciate what you have before it’s gone.