Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized that they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves. (Genesis 3:7)
Genesis 3: 7-16, 4: 1-2,4:25
Eve and Adam had sinned. Their first inclination is to hide and deny what they had done. Adam blamed God and Eve. Eve blamed the serpent. When they accepted responsibility for their sin, the world they had enjoyed ended. Like Eve, we need to accept responsibility for our sins and face the consequences of our actions in faith. Eve never faltered in her belief that God would never forsake her, and to affirm her faith He never left her. Eve also reminds us to forgive ourselves and be an example of forgiveness for others. Eve rose above her transgressions thereby revealing the Father. She shows us faith in the Son of God will save us.
Questions to Ponder:
1. When faced with transgressions and hardships do I give up on Jesus
in favor of my own futile actions?
2. Do I decide God is no longer with me when I have sinned?
3. Do I face the consequences of my sin and forgive myself as God
- Do I accept responsibility for my sin or try to shift the blame
Because of the relationship Eve shared with God before and after the fall, we have inherited the desire for oneness with God. Eve showed us the right place to search, but it is up to us to follow her lead and look for the same oneness with God that we seek in others. Only when we do this are we truly fulfilled in our relationship with God.
| Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for loving me in spite of my transgressions and failing. Please continue to guide me away from temptations and into your loving embrace. Encourage my desire for oneness with You so that I will ask for it. In Jesus Name. Amen.All for the Glory of God,
Excerpted from Women of the Bible: A Study
Author: Christina Weigand