Eve Principles of truth and righteousness are understood more clearly when we see them demonstrated in the lives of men and women of the Bible. There are three names applied to Adam’s wife • Woman - Genesis 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Both Eve and her husband are called “Adam” Genesis 5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. Eve - Genesis 3:20 ¶And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. Eve was the first woman to live on the earth. • She was “born” a perfect, full grown woman. • She was never a child, a daughter, or a maiden. • The bride at a wedding walks down the aisle adorned in her beautiful wedding dress – How do you suppose Adam felt when he saw Eve for the first time? Eve was the first to be tempted by Satan to sin. • He did not tell her to sin, but he reminded her of the restrictions placed upon her. • We are tempted to rebel against restrictions. • She exaggerated God’s restrictions – Genesis 3:3 She implied the punishment for sin was not all that certain. • Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. • Genesis 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. Satan tempted her through the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. • Appeal to the flesh – And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food…” • “…and that it was pleasant to the eyes” – there is the lust to the eyes. • “…and a tree to be desired to make one wise” – here is an appeal to pride. Eve allowed Satan to use her. • Satan might not have ever been able to succeed in getting Adam to sin, had he not used Eve. (Luke 17:1,2; Romans 14:13) • This suggests the great power of womanly influence both for good and bad. • Eve was created to be Adam’s helper, but she became his hinderer. Eve was deceived in the transgression • I Timothy 2:14 • Was she deceived into thinking that God said something he didn’t say? • One of greatest problems of man is thinking God doesn’t mean what he says. We believe that Eve was forgiven • Genesis 3:21 –skins probably came from sacrifices offered. • They were forgiven but suffered consequences • All sin can be forgiven but consequences often are suffered as a result of the sin • There are many sins that consequences can never be escaped Eve was not bitter against God because of her lot in life • Birth of first son – Genesis 4:1 • Additional sons – Genesis 4:25 • She could have spent the rest of her life grieving and mourning about past mistakes, but she didn’t • Philippians 3:13-14 Eve shows how one can be tempted • Temptation is the common to of us all, and we should each learn from Eve and guard against the enticement of sin. • Woman has the power of curse or blessing over man’s life.
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