The phrase must have looped over and over in Adam’s mind aftˆer he took his first bite of the forbidden fruit. “In the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” (Gen. 2:17). This was the day he ate of it, so this was the day he would surely die. I can’t imagine the terror Adam felt as he stitched together a few fig leaves for make-shiftˆ clothes. Adam was now on borrowed time before his inevitable punishment. Judgment day had come.