The Bible actually says there was an angel with a flaming sword to keep them out. And it was a blessing, no one would have wanted to live forever in a fallen state with no hope of heaven. While our proverb today is about keeping each other sharp, this is a good object lesson.
Adam and Eve should have been thinking about each other and their relationship with God instead of trying to be like Him, they were. in a way. But their free will got in the way. That was still a good decision. God did not want anyone’s love out of fear, but reverence and respect, just because He loved them, that is why He sent Jesus.
As friends, women of faith, believers, we should be encouraging each other and making sure we sharpen our spirits like the sword of the spirit, strong and quick, a blade that lets His Word be a two edged sword that can easily cut to the heart of the matter.
No doubt there more angels that guarded Eden, sometimes you may think one thing and it be another. God protects us in so many ways.
As iron sharpens iron, so does one person sharpen another. Proverbs 27:17