Genesis 3 gives the details about Adam and Eve’s sin. They disobeyed God in eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (verse 6). God pronounced judgment on Adam and Eve in verses 16-19. Then we read in verses 21-24, “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them. And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 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.”

The coats of skins required the slaying of an animal, picturing the blood that the Lord Jesus would someday shed for the salvation of all who will trust in Him. Adam and Eve both wore the coats of skins, symbolizing that they both were covered by the blood and had a right relationship with God. Genesis 3:21 is the verse that causes me to believe that we will see Adam and Eve in heaven someday.

After the Lord God removed Adam and Eve from the garden, we read in Genesis 4:1-5, “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.”

To answer your question, I believe that these verses show that Adam and Eve served God after they left the garden. We do not read in the Bible about any more sins that Adam and Eve committed. However, most likely they sinned at times, just as we believers sometimes sin. Eve gave credit to the Lord for her firstborn son Cain in Genesis 4:1, which indicates that she was serving God. Also, it appears that Adam and Eve taught their sons about the importance of offering to the Lord a slain animal, since Abel offered to the Lord the best animal from his flock.

After Cain killed Abel, we read in Genesis 4:25, “And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.” Eve gave God the credit for providing another seed, which shows that she was continuing to serve God, even after the very difficult situation of Cain murdering Abel.

If you have not yet confessed your sins and trusted in the Lord Jesus as your Savior, please do so today. Then you will be able to meet Adam and Eve someday and heaven. You can also follow their example of serving God after your salvation, no matter what trials may come your way. (255.4) (DJ)