God delivers to us the gift of our creation and the gift of paradise. Both gifts were delivered to Adam and Eve simultaneously. God inserted a delay between the delivery of the gift of creation and the gift of paradise with regard to the children of Adam and Eve. Why?
The sourness of godlessness vaccinates us against the illusion conjured up by the serpent that a life lived as gods in godlessness is better than a life lived with God in paradise. It is harsh but effective medicine. God mitigates its harshness by making our lives in godlessness brief. The brevity of life is proof of a merciful God.