All About Eve
Eve of course the Bible tells us was the first women pulled from the ribs of Adam. God created her as a companion for Adam. If you think in the narrative, the Bible tell us very little about Eve. What did she look like? How did she and Adam interact? And more importantly what were her thoughts? We don’t know!
This year has been like no other and more than any other year women have made a statement. Since I am finishing up the Bible I think it is a good time to go back and look at women of the Bible
We know that Eve went against God’s instruction not to eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. She is perceived to be weak. As a helpmate to Adam, she did the one thing that would make God angry at both her and Adam
Let’s assume that life in the garden was perfect until that point. Now comes the “what if” factor”. What if Eve had never bitten into that apple and shared it with Adam? Would it have just been the two of them in the garden forever?
And who was Eve? She was devoted to Adam and to God until that fateful day in the garden. She fell to temptation! She didn’t mean to defy God, she certainly was unprepared for the consequences, and hid her face in shame!
Removed from Paradise, their future was uncertain. Adam took Eve to be his wife dispite the fact that they had been banished because of her actions. Think about that now, he could have gone on his way and suffered his own punishment but he loved her so much that he chose to stay with her.
The Bible goes on to tell us that God said to her: “I will greatly multiply your grief and your suffering in pregnancy and the pangs of childbearing. .. Yet your desire and craving will be for your husband. It’s like he was saying to her “ok you screwed up” and cast the punishment of childbearing but at the same time he still wanted her to please Adam which was his initial goal.
God could have struck them both down, but he didn’t! Dispite what they had done he loved them and even though they had been punished, their love for God grew. This is where Eve ends in the Bible other than the births of Cain and Able.
So what did we learn about Eve? That she was a weak woman in the beginning…and weak of faith but even though she was punished by God because of her lack of faith God still saw value in her. She became a stronger woman and the first to bear children. She was a faithful wife to Adam and a loving mother.
And that concludes the story of Eve.