Office Hours talks with Dr. David M. VanDrunen about a recent volume he co-edited with Robert F. Cochran entitled Law and the Bible: Justice, Mercy and Legal Institutions.
The acts of God in clothing Adam and Eve and their subsequent extirpation from the garden are chiefly merciful acts.
The act of Adam renaming his wife Eve is significant because it refers to something new in the redemptive purpose of God.
The Lord responds to Adam and Eve's sin in justice and mercy, anticipating the cosmic battle between Messiah and Satan.
Restoration and recovery can be attributed only to the intervention of God and only because he is the Lord God.