terça-feira, 21 de maio de 2013

Eve is the mother of us all

By Rafael Jácome
Fonte: Cronologia  Life Study Bible

EVE We know very little about Eve, yet she is the mother of us all. She was the final piece in the intricate and amazing puzzle of God’s creation. Adam now had another human being with whom to fellowship—someone equally made in God’s image. Here was someone alike enough for companionship, yet different enough for relationship. Together they were greater than either could have
been alone.

 • Satan approached Eve in the Garden of Eden, where she and Adam lived. He questioned her contentment. How could she be happy when she was not allowed to eat from one of the fruit trees? Satan helped Eve shift her focus from all that God had done and given to the one thing he had withheld. And Eve was willing to accept Satan’s viewpoint without checking with God. 

• Sound familiar? How often is our attention drawn from all that is ours to the little that isn’t? We get that “I’ve got to have it” feeling. Eve was typical of us all, and we consistently show we are her descendants by repeating her mistakes. Our desires, like Eve’s, can be quite easily manipulated. They are not the best basis for actions. We need to keep God central in our decision-making process. His Word, the Bible, is our guidebook in decision making. Strengths and

• First wife and mother
• First female. As such she shared a special relationship with
God, had coresponsibility with Adam over creation, and
displayed certain characteristics of God Weaknesses and mistakes
• Allowed her contentment to be undermined by Satan
• Acted impulsively without talking either to God or to her mate
• Not only sinned, but shared her sin with Adam
• When confronted, blamed others

Lessons from her life

• Women bear the image of God fully
• The necessary ingredients for a strong marriage are commitment
to each other, companionship with each other, complete oneness, absence of shame (Gen 2:24-25)
• The basic human tendency to sin goes back to the beginning
of the human race
Vital statistics • Where: Garden of Eden
• Occupation: Wife, companion, co-manager of Eden
• Relatives: Husband: Adam. Sons: Cain, Abel, Seth.
Numerous other children.
Key verse “‘At last!’ the man exclaimed. ‘This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called “woman,” because she was taken from “man”’” (Gen 2:23).
Eve’s story is told in Genesis 2:18–4:26. Her death is not mentioned in Scripture.

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