This should go without saying, but we must not pastor like Adam. It should go without saying, but because we live in a fallen world, and our hearts are prone to forgetting what we know, I need to remind myself not to pastor like Adam.
Adam Had a Charge
In Genesis 2, when Adam was placed in the Garden of Eden he was given a specific command by God. As the ‘priest and protector’ of the Garden (the dwelling place of God with man), and the one who had received the commission directly, Adam was to ensure that as he ‘filled the earth and subdued it’, those who filled the earth knew of this command.