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Eve: The Mother of Us All

The Lord God then built up into a woman the rib that he had taken from the man. When

he brought her to the man, the man said: “This one, at last, is bone of my bones and flesh

of my flesh: This one shall be called ‘woman’ for out of ‘her man’ this one has been

taken.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two

of them become one body. The man and his wife were both naked, yet they felt no shame.

(Genesis 2: 22-25, NAB)

Introduction:

The Bible does not tell us a lot about Eve, but the little bit of information we do

get, paints a picture of how our faith in God should be. Eve, in spite of her sin never

gives up on God and He returns her faithfulness by never leaving her.

Eve had it all and Eve lost it all. Who would blame her for losing her faith and

trust in God and yet she did not. Even after she was banished from Eden and became the

mother of a murderer, she still maintained her faith. How often do we as women lose our

faith over much smaller things?

Scriptures:

Genesis 2: 21-25,

Genesis 3: 1-24

Genesis 4: 1-2, 25, 5: 3-4

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The Study:

I. Genesis 2: 21-25

God made Adam a partner. He made an equal for Adam, someone to

share in his dominion over the animals, to share his life with. God created

these two in His own image and had a close relationship with them. We

can only begin to imagine what this time must have been like. Long walks

in the garden chatting with God, no shame or embarrassment over their

nudity. Eve did not wonder, am I too fat or I am having a bad hair day.

All was perfect, the way God wanted life to be like for His children. Their

relationship was the perfect marriage, marriage as God ordained it.

Eve was Adam’s equal, his helper, another human like him, yet

unlike him. Eve was especially created from Adam’s rib, closest to his

heart, signifying the closeness of the relationship between man and

woman. Theirs was a marriage truly made in heaven, signaling we cannot

be all God intended us to be until we become with Him. God used Adam

and Eve to establish marriage as a divine institution.

Question to Ponder:

1. What is my view of marriage? Do I see it as a divine institution

established by God or as a secular institution that is easily dissolved if I

am unhappy?

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II. Genesis 3:1-8

God gave Eve the ability to distinguish between right and wrong,

and make a decision. When the serpent approached her, she had this

ability. Eve chose to listen to and engage the serpent in a dialogue. By

making this choice, she started a journey down the path of evil. She was

no longer following the will of God. Once in the discussion the serpent

was able to plant seeds of doubt. Eve began to think about what she did

not have.

Then like us, her eyes left her blessings and lingered on the

deprivation Satan had planted. She began to question God.

Eve and Adam sinned by succumbing to the temptation and questioning

God. Her sin introduced a barrier between Eve and God, and between Eve

and Adam. The unity they shared was shattered and conflict became a

part of their lives.

Question to Ponder:

1. Do I begin to doubt God and all He has given me in favor of things

of the world, Satan has put before me?

III. Genesis 3: 7-16, 4: 1-2, 4:25

Eve and Adam had sinned. Their firs inclination is to hide and

deny what they had done. Adam blamed God and Eve. Eve blamed the

serpent. When they accepted responsibility for their sin, the world they

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had enjoyed ended. Like Eve, we need to accept responsibility for our

sins and face the consequences of our actions in faith. Eve never faltered

in her belief that God would never forsake her, and to affirm her faith He

never left her. Eve also reminds us to forgive ourselves and be an

example of forgiveness for others. Eve rose above her transgressions

thereby revealing the Father. She shows us faith in the Son of God will

save us.

Questions to Ponder:

1. When faced with transgressions and hardships do I give up on Jesus

in favor of my own futile actions?

2. Do I decide God is no longer with me when I have sinned?

3. Do I face the consequences of my sin and forgive myself as God

forgives me?

4. Do I accept responsibility for my sin or try to shift the blame

elsewhere?

Conclusion:

Because of the relationship Eve shared with God before and after the fall, we have

inherited the desire for oneness with God. Eve showed us the right place to search, but it

is up to us to follow her lead and look for the same oneness with God that we seek in

others. Only when we do this are we truly fulfilled in our relationship with God.

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Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for loving me in spite of my transgressions and

failing. Please continue to guide me away from temptations and into your loving

embrace. Encourage my desire for oneness with You so that I will ask for it. In Jesus

Name. Amen.

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About Christina

Christina Weigand’s a writer, wife, and mother of three grown children and a grade school daughter. She is also Nana to two grandchildren. She lives with her husband, and youngest daughter in Washington State.  Currently, she’s working on fantasy novels and inspirational...

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