Tonight as Pastor Nathan was teaching about God expelling Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, something struck me that I have never thought of before. Notice this passage from Genesis-
Genesis 3:23 therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. 24 He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.
From this passage I will assume that God created and introduced the first weapon of war, the sword, not man.
How is this significant? I am not completely sure because it doesn't seem that an angel would need a weapon to keep man from re-entering the garden. I have no doubt an actual angel carried a real fiery sword, I am just not all together sure why. It most certainly declares the seriousness of God against sin entering His paradise, so I am content to leave it there, nevertheless I find it interesting that God introduces the first recorded weapon of war in the bible, not man.
I'll have to check the various wise men and women of the faith to learn their take. What do you think?