Though Adam and Eve did not die immediately after eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, from that day forward, their days were numbered.
God pronounced his judgment on Adam, Eve, and the serpent. He cursed the serpent to a life of crawling on the ground eating dust.
He cursed the ground that Adam would tend. He proclaimed that Adam would fight thorns and thistles and toil all the days of his life until he returned to the ground. “For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.” (Genesis 3:19 NKJV)
God’s proclamation to Eve was a little different. Though he declared that he would multiply her pain in childbirth, he didn’t curse childbearing. He merely made it more difficult. He asserted that she would desire her husband, and he would rule over her.
He also included Eve in his judgment on the serpent.
“I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.” (Genesis 3:15 NKJV)
While still in the Garden of Eden, God was already prophesying the birth of the Christ, the Savior of the World. He was referencing that Eve’s seed, Jesus, would come into the world, and though the enemy would put him to death, Jesus would overcome death and conquer sin.
Though Eve sinned and womankind paid the price, God allowed his son to be born of a woman.
No matter what you’ve done, God in his mercy, offers redemption. Though our sins be as scarlet, he washes us white as snow.
God’s Grace to Eve: Genesis 3:15-18
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