Let’s talk about weeds.
What the heck are they?
Do they have any connection the Bible?
Do they have a Genesis connection?
Do they have any connection to us today?
>>>The curse of the ground is three-fold:
“In toil you shall eat of it”
“Both thorns and thistles it shall grow”
“you shall eat the plants of the field”
The first point is pretty obvious. Adam was going to have to plant his own crops (instead of eating what God had already planted) and work a lot harder than he had been. The second point is that the weeds were going to grow a lot more. Quite significantly, the text does not say that God created the weeds – only that they would grow. The text says that Adam and Eve were kicked out of the garden4 into the real world of weeds and untended land (land that was in need of being “subdued”5).
The whole key to the curse is the third part. Adam was going to have to work the fields (i.e., crops) and could no longer just go up to a tree and grab some “fast food.” The curse for Adam was being kicked out of the garden into the real world.<<<
>>>>If we use the most common translation for adamah, it reads like this, “Cursed is the land because of you; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life.” In other words, the land of the garden of Eden was no longer under the protection of God, but the land would revert to its wild, unsubdued state like the rest of the land around the garden. Therefore, the curse of the “ground” was, more likely, a curse directed against Adam for his transgression against God’s rules.<<<