Eve is famed for being the gateway through which sin entered the world. However, I have another very personal problem with her. If she had not sinned, she wouldn’t have discovered that she was naked and try her hand at making clothes out of fig leaves. My point is it is her fault that I get to do my laundry! I hate doing laundry. #sigh
Anyway, this is not an Eve bashing post. She is the original First Lady. Eve is the woman to whom the entire world owes its existence to. She must have been a seriously beautiful woman. Imagine being carefully made by the Creator of all things good.
I wonder whether she had a navel though. I also wonder what she was doing at the period between her introduction to Eden and when Adam woke up. Forgive my musings…
Sadly, Eve was also the original version of ‘good girl gone bad’ simply because she listened to the wrong voice. Her downfall was very public (despite the fact that there was none at the time). She was also the mother of both the first murderer and his victim. The consequences of her actions trickled down to her offspring.
Did she regret the fateful moment she savored a sinful bite? For a second, she believed satan’s lies then probably spent the rest of her life feeling like a failure. He had somehow capitalized on her desire to be wise and promised her exactly that. He only skipped the part where she would become a sinner and be forever banished from her happy life.
I think Eve was Godly by default until that moment. Paying attention to words that dictate direct disobedience to our God, leads to actual disobedience. She was lured to think that she could be in charge. Well, sort off.
Thankfully, there are so many other instances showed in the Bible that remind us of our dependence to God. David teaches us to hide God’s word in our hearts so that we may not sin against Him (God). He also advises to commit our day to the Lord early in the morning because it is an indication that we acknowledge our need for Him in our daily on goings (Psalm 119:11,147). This applies to everything even those that we deem trivial e.g. which shoe to wear, what to prepare for a meal… and so on.
The Apostle John in 1 John 4: 1-6 cautions us to put to the test everything we hear. Some of these things look true; in fact, they make sense. However, they do not always apply to us because as Paul says in Romans 12:2, “Do not copy the behaviors and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.” Oh, and yes only God has the ability to change a person! Sometimes He uses people, situations or both.
Like Eve (and Adam) is the ancestor of humans, I want to be the genesis of something great; something consequential and helpful to the society; something to glorify God. So I pray that God will give us the strength to birth the ambitions and desires He has put within us as well as raise them to full maturity for His glory.
And so even as I drag my feet in regards to laundry, “…all glory to God, who is able to keep us from stumbling and who will bring us into his glorious presence innocent of sin and with great joy. “ –Jude 1:24 regardless of Eve’s sin.
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