The marriage of Adam and Eve had its ups and downs just like all marriages. They lived in a paradise and bliss. All young marriage couples in in the same bliss of those early years. Both man and woman were created by the LORD God with uniqueness and equality in complexity and unity. It was the LORD who instituted marriage in all its ups and downs.
The Lord God created Adam out of dust and breathed His breath into him. Adam was given a job to care for His creation and that included naming all the animals. Adam was also given a beautiful place to live, the Garden of Eden. When Adam was lonely the Lord God created him a helpmate, Eve, so he did not have to travel through his life alone.
If you compare your life with the ups and downs of Adam and Eve you will see there are many comparisons. Things in the beginning for them must have appeared to be perfect. They had a paradise to live in with all the food they could eat. All young marriage couples live in the bliss of those early years. They spend time exploring each other sharing dreams and visions for their future together. Ah, young love.
One innocent day the reality of life hit Adam and Eve square in the face. Life is hard when you decide to go on your own path. Adam and Eve had it all they could do what they wanted to do, go where they wanted to go and even eat what they wanted to eat except from one tree. There was only one rule they had to follow and that was they could not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. There was a consequence of breaking that one rule and that was if they ate of it then they shall surely die.
Marriage today has certain rules that should not be broken or that marriage shall surely die. All those rules have to do with the knowledge of good and evil. If the couple does not nurture each other that marriage shall surely die, if one person walks away to follow their own desire that marriage shall surely die. Eve followed her desire to take and eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Adam also decided to follow his desire to take and eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil once Eve handed it to her.
Even with the temptation from the serpent they still had the love of the Lord God and each other. They just had to travel on a harder road. They had to leave all that they knew and start all over. Eve, the woman had her pain, labor, sorrow and conception multiplied. She was to bring forth children and desire Adam. The punishment of Adam was to work hard on the ground that had been cursed and he also would live in sorrow all the days of his life. So Adam and Eve were put out of the Garden of Eden to make a new life.
Matthew 19:4-6 reminds us “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
Verse 4 says it all when Jesus is talking to the Pharisees about marriage and reminds them that God made them male and female so they would be of one flesh. God created the institute of marriage. We have been joined by God to Himself and by marriage.
Both man and woman were created by the LORD God with uniqueness and equality in complexity and unity. This unity is between the man and woman and unity with the LORD God. There is an oneness of marriage between man and woman. There is to be an oneness between mankind and the LORD God.
Adam was more of a contemplative person than Eve who displayed more of an action type person. Adam appears to fail to take initiative in the relationship in the Garden of Eden. Eve took more of an active role in the discovering of the Garden of Eden. Adam was in a deep sleep when the LORD God created Eve, his helpmate. Eve was fascinated with the beauty of the Garden of Eden as well as the Tree of Knowledge. She could be said to have interpreted the warning given by the LORD God to not touch or eat of the Tree of Knowledge (Genesis 3:3).
Eve could be said to be more social since she is the one who talked to the serpent. Adam not present when Eve talked to the serpent he just ate of the fruit Eve gave him. When the LORD God confronted Adam about why he ate of the Tree of Good and Evil Adam could only say that Eve gave it to him and he ate it. Adam knew it was from the Tree of Knowledge. Eve said, “The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.” (Genesis 3:12-13).
Men and women are different in many different ways. They are equal in the eyes of the LORD God. The fact remains that women were created out of the rib of man and was created to be a help mate to him. Neither the woman nor the man were meant to be alone but to be together to grow closer to each other and most of all to grow closer to the LORD God.
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