And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 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.
If you have not read this context in the book of Genesis you may want to begin either at Genesis 1:1, or 2:8. God placed Adam in a garden named Eden. It must have been a beautiful place with many kinds of fruit and a plentiful supply of good food to eat. But the devil stepped in and ruined everything when he caused Eve, Adam's wife, to eat the fruit of the one tree God had warned them not to partake of.
God is just. They had disobeyed Him. He had to provide some form of discipline. When He confronted them about it Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the devil. Several things changed that day. The one we want to consider is that which is quoted in the verses above.
God cursed the ground. Prior to that curse it must have been easy to grow things and instead of sorrow it must have been joyful to harvest and partake of whatever was grown. There must have been no thorns or thistles and it must have been a joy to cook and eat what was grown. But all that changed when God cursed the ground.
Back in the 1970's I was teaching industrial arts classes at the high school level. The United States had successfully landed men on the moon and brought back samples of the rocks and dust found on its surface. Once a month or so I would give my students a break from the normal routine and show a free film that NASA provided to the public schools relating to the current projects taking place.
The subject of one of those films was moon rocks and moon dust, and what experiments NASA was performing on them. At that time the head of NASA was a man named Christopher Craft. In the film they gave a very detailed coverage of what happened when they used moon dust as a fertilizer in their studies. They found that the moon dust caused plants to grow much larger and provide much more produce than the same plants without the benefit of moon dust.
Then they introduced insects into the controlled environments of both types of plants. As it turned out the insects introduced to the moon dust environment starved to death. The insects introduced into the plants grown without moon dust thrived, and the plants died. At the end of that film Christopher Craft, sitting at his desk, stated that they had no explanation for the results of the tests using moon dust as a fertilizer. It became obvious to me that the answer is in God's Word: When He cursed the ground He cursed the earth's ground. Not Heaven's ground and not the moon's ground - just that of planet earth.
I have tried for years to locate that film. I sent emails to NASA without getting any reply. I searched the internet for a long time without success. Finally I was able to locate one film that covered the moon dust experiments. It is not the same film but it covers the same material in part of the film. I have provided it here in its entirety. When you watch it you will hear what the world's scientific community believes about how old the earth and moon are, etc. But hang in there all through the film. I think you will agree - There IS an answer to NASA's mystery.