God created man first, and then He created woman to complement or help the man to be complete. God made men and women different from each other so they could get married and “become one.”
It is probably because of these differences that the serpent approached Eve. Although things were already perfect, Satan convinced Eve things could be better—she could become like a god (Genesis 3:5). Eve gave in to the temptation and ate the fruit. The serpent did not talk Adam into eating the fruit. Eve is the one who gave it to Adam to eat (3:6). From this, women must also realize the tremendous influence they have over the special men in their lives. Women can be an influence for good or evil.
Adam and Eve had to leave the garden and begin a life in an imperfect world (3:23). Eve became the mother of many. Her first son, Cain, became a murderer by killing his brother, Abel. Eve must have grieved over his sin since she had known a perfect existence with no sin in the garden. Her hope was that God had promised a Savior for mankind (3:15).
We don’t know how long Eve lived. She was the mother of Seth (4:25), and Adam was 130 years old when Seth was born (5:3). Adam lived to be 930 years old, so Eve probably had a long life too.
Although Eve is best remembered for her sin, she started out perfect. We desire to have our lives in perfect order, and we want to be the perfect person. We think this will solve all our problems. But remember Eve had it all and still messed up in a big way! We will never be perfect until we enter heaven. So, should we just give up? No! Striving to live righteously should be our goal. Although temptations are all around us, we must guard our emotions and actions. Don’t give in to temptation like Eve did, because the consequences are usually more devastating than we could ever expect.
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48).
Worthy: Believe Who God Says You Are by Rebecca Hastings
Before you tackle that to do list, or send that email, or toss in that load of laundry you should know this: You are loved! Right now. Before you accomplish a single thing. Without checking off a single box and with no clean socks anywhere to be found. You are loved and worthy simply because God says so.
I have a hard time believing it myself. It starts as a choice, and I am choosing to believe that I am worthy. Each day will be a step on the journey of exploring our worth and what that means in real life. Choose to believe today and join Rebecca this month on a journey to understanding and living in the truth that you are worthy simply because God created you.
"Why did she sin if her life was perfect?" It's a question I honestly had never thought about. It's a great question! Do you think we would have made a different decision?
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