Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 22, 2009

Eve

Genesis 3:20  Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.

 

I’ve been on the book of Psalms for quite awhile.  I think you already have the idea, no matter were you are in your walk, there is a verse or more in Psalms, which will address it.  I pray you continue to read at least one verse (a chapter is better to get the entire picture) every day. 

 

I will be writing about the women in the Bible.  Yes, men, this is important for you as well.  We can all learn from each other and, the women in the Bible, are recorded there to teach us and encourage us.

 

Eve is the first woman named in the Bible.  Adam in Genesis 3:20 “And Adam named his wife Eve, because she would be the mother of all the living”, names her.

 

Eve was very special; the first woman made, made directly by the hand of God, set in a beautiful garden where the weather was perfect and food only needed to be plucked off and eaten.  Eve takes the blame for the hard fall of mankind.  However, if you read Genesis carefully, you’ll see God gave instructions about the two trees they were not to eat from to Adam, not to Eve.  We don’t know how Adam interpreted God’s words and what he spoke to Eve, but it must not have been a direct quote.  This left enough confusion in Eve’s mind as to the exact words and reasons that Satan could convince her that all would be fine.  Adam even joined her in the tasting party.

 

After both had eaten together, the impact of what they had done – the knowledge from the “tree of Knowledge” came to them and they were afraid and ashamed.  Ever since that day mankind has spent their days trying to hide their sins from God, others and themselves.

 

Eve must have gone through life with a broken heart.  Not only did she know she disobeyed God and lost a life in a beautiful garden, she also lived with the fact that one of her sons killed another son.  Our lives are full of hasty choices that drive a wedge between God and us.  But, we have what Eve didn’t have.  We have Jesus Christ to mediate to God on our behalf.  Once we accept Him as our Lord and Savior and confess our sins, He confesses us to His Father and we are forgiven.  Our garden is being in the midst of His Presence.  We step in and out of that garden through our choices.  Lets work on choosing to stay in that garden – in His Presence.

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