In the Garden of Eden, however, its logic does not work. In Eden, humans are consumers, and the Lord is a supplier. God told the humans that they could eat the fruits of all trees in the garden as much as they wanted. He did not ask anyone to pay for them or demand the cost of labor.

In this case, the logic of modern economics is not applicable, in which supply and demand are related in terms of price and quantity.


In the Garden of Eden, the logic of supply and demand becomes very simple. First, since a price is meaningless, the vertical axis of the price does not exist. Only the horizontal axis of the quantity is there. In addition, since the supply of God is limitless and not subject to quantity, the supply curve does not exist. Supply is always full, regardless of demand.

All people are consumers in Eden, and they have no reason to spend more or less according to price, because all are free. They may have, at any time, as much as they need.

Therefore, the number of people itself 

becomes the demand curve.

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In the Garden of Eden, since the supply is always full, the number of people becomes the balance, no matter how much it increases. In other words, the economy is always in equilibrium in the Garden of Eden. It was all for people to increase its number and thrive and fill the earth as God commanded. People were able to get as much as they needed, regardless of its population at any time. There was no shortage there.

If we had been obedient to God’s word, we could have flourished in the beautiful paradise created by God. It was the equilibrium of economy in the Garden of Eden.


From “The Wise Investment of the Bible”