Genesis 3:21-24 NIV
The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.  And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”  So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.  After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
The consequences of Adam and Eve’s actions are serious, they’ve damaged their relationship with God, each other and the world they live in. In the midst of this, however, God’s compassion never ceases, here he is acting to cover his back and protect him.
Teach us Lord to be like you, forbearing each other’s weakness and watching each others backs.