So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way…
Adam could not go back. True of all men. They cannot retrace their steps.
I. We cannot go back into the past PERIODS OF LIFE.
II. We cannot go back into past CONDITIONS OF LIFE.
1. How great is human life.
2. How obvious our duty.To make the best of the stage in which we find ourselves. Take care of the Eden, for when we leave it, the "flaming sword" will render return impossible.
(D. Thomas, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.