The Bible does not mention how long Adam and Eve stayed in the Garden of Eden. But we can speculate based on the command that God gave them in Eden “be fruitful and multiply, and fill the Earth” (Genesis 1:28). Adam and Eve were commanded to reproduce. And the only conceptions and births of which we have any record occurred outside of Eden (Genesis 4:1, 2, 25). So, apparently Adam and Eve were not even in Eden long enough for Eve to conceive, much less give birth.
But God in His great mercy planned a way out. The Lord promised, “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel” (Genesis 3:15). The Lord gave Adam and Eve the hope that the Redeemer would be born of the woman’s seed and through His death, the lost paradise would be regained. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
Divine justice required that sin should meet its penalty, but divine mercy had already found a way to redeem the fallen human race—by the voluntary sacrifice of the Son of God (1 Peter 1:20; Eph. 3:11; 2 Tim. 1:9; Rev. 13:8). The innocent lamb had to give its lifeblood for that of man, and its skin to cover the sinner’s nakedness, in order that man might be symbolically reminded of the Son of God, who would have to lay down His life to atone for man’s transgression and whose righteousness alone would be sufficient to cover him.
In His service,