Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
[King James translation]
It is interesting to compare mankind’s quality of life before the fall (before Adam disobeyed GOD) and afterwards. Before the fall, Adam lived in GOD’s garden. Eden was a GODly place and a beautiful space, created and designed by GOD. GOD planted trees, with the choicest of fruit. Eden was a place of peace and comfort. Most importantly, it was a place where humanity could be with the CREATOR. In Eden, Adam could commune with HIS creator, talk with HIM, walk with HIM and do the work that the CREATOR designed specifically for him. It was ideal.
But as a result of Adams disobedience, and generations of male and female “Adams” thereafter, humanity separated from GOD. One of the consequences of disobedience was that while humanity would still be able to eat, no longer would humans eat from GOD’s special garden. Adam would have to plant his own garden. Adam would have to sweat. Adam would have to face obstacles. Instead of the beautiful trees and the easy accessible fruit dangling from branches, Adam would encounter “thorns and thistles.” (See, Genesis 3:18.) Adam would have to deal with “the dust” and “the ground”---his very own nature, trying to live---trying to eat. Living outside of GOD’s presence would be hard. It would be frustrating.