Since its Women’s History Month I figured we could chat about the worlds first woman, Eve.
Eve often times gets a bad rap since she was the one tempted. She caused sin to enter into the world by listening to the serpent.
I think all of us can identify with Eve more than we would like. Eve is certainly the first but hardly the last woman to question what God told her, to think she new better than him, or blame someone else for the choices she made. …
We can all learn some lessons from the life of Eve. It’s a story that is super familiar so when you get some time go back and read it. Genesis 3.
Lesson we can learn from Eve
Don’t stop looking to God for truth. Once the serpent sowed his seeds of doubt, he didn’t say anything else. Eve didn’t ask God if that is what he told or try to get clarification. She didn’t ask her husband if he thought it was a good idea to eat the fruit or not. She decided that what the serpent told her was good enough. God always tells us to talk to Him when we have questions. Lean not on your own understanding.
Don’t argue with the devil, he is better at it. He hadn’t had 2000 years of practice when he met Eve but she had never met anyone determined to do her harm before. She was clearly outmatched.
Know God’s word so you can’t be led astray. Studying and memorizing his word will help you not question what God has said to you.
Don’t shift the blame. Take responsibility for your own actions. Its easy to say someone talked you into something but you can’t be convinced of doing something unless you REALLY wanted to do it. Own that.
Bad Girls of the Bible written by Liz Curtis Higgs
Until next time,