Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Women of the Bible: Eve (part 2)

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. Genesis 2:23 

As I continue my “mini” study of Eve, here is a short list of some of the “firsts” of Eve:

·        First woman to live on earth (never child or daughter)
·        First (and only) woman born without sin
·        First wife and mother
·        First attacked by Satan
·        First dressmaker       
·        First to received divine prophecy of the cross               
·        First grandmother                                                              
·        First mother to have a son a murderer, to suffer heartache, anxiety and torments because of Cain

Some of the firsts are “cool” but some are not too “cool” and caused extreme heartache for her as well as all mankind.

In the scriptures there are different names that referred to Eve: 

·        Woman – taken out of man Genesis 2:23
·        Eve – life giver Genesis 3:20
·        Adam – mankind Genesis 5:1

A brief summary of Eve’s life:
·        Created for Adam by God (Genesis 2:22)
·        Lived in a beautiful garden (Genesis 2:8)
·        Tempted and deceived by Satan (Genesis 3:1-6)
·        Punished for sin of disobedience (Genesis 3:16)
·        Thrown out of garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23-24)
·        She had two sons, Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:1-2)
·        When Cain and Abel grew older, they offered sacrifices to God. God accepted Abel’s sacrifice of the first of his flock, but rejected Cain’s offering of the fruit of the ground. Cain killed Abel because of jealousy (Genesis 4:3-8) Eve was heartbroken.
·        Eve had a third son, named him Seth (Genesis 4:25). The Bible tells us that men from Seth’s lineage began to call on the Lord (Genesis 4:26) Eve had Seth when her other sons were grown men.
·        Adam and Eve had other children but it is not recorded in the Bible how many.
·        We don’t know how long Eve lived but Genesis 5:5 says Adam lived 930 years. Eve probably lived as long as Adam.

Eve had the perfect life, in the perfect place. Eve had absolutely no cares. Even with a perfect life in a perfect place, Eve took her eyes off the Perfect Creator. In a very short time, her life spun out of control and it was all downhill from there. We can learn from Eve’s life.

Join me the next time as I continue this “mini” study and take a closer look at Eve’s life.

Have a blessed day,

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