Bible Character: Eve

Bible Character: Eve

Good morning everyone.

Welcome to Sunday School.

For the next several weeks, our study will cover the Bible characters.

Two weeks ago, we began the study with the first character, Adam.

He was the first man God ever created.

We learned that God gave Adam a specific and simple command.

He was free to eat of any tree in the garden of Eden.

Except only one. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

The consequence of that violation resulted in his death.

Sin then entered into the world.

Today we will study about Adam’s help meet. 

Eve.

Let us go to the key verse for this lesson in [Genesis 2:18]. 

Genesis 2:18  And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

The Bible recorded that God created Eve [Genesis 2:21-22].

Genesis 2:21  And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

Genesis 2:22  And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

What do we know about Eve from the Bible?

She was the first woman.

Genesis 2:18  And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

She was the first wife.

Genesis 2:23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Genesis 2:24  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

She was the first mother.

Genesis 4:1  And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

Genesis 4:2  And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

She was first deceived by Satan.

Genesis 3:1  Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

Genesis 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

The tactic used by Satan to Eve is still real today.

Let us look at the scripture in [1 John 2:16].

1 John 2:16  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

… the tree was good for food.        
(lust of the flesh)

… that it was pleasant to the eyes.            
(lust of the eyes)

… a tree to be desired to make one wise. 
(pride of life)

This is a sin.

We learned that there would be a consequence of sin.

Eve was created by God. She was to enjoy and share a special relationship with God and also her husband, Adam.

She had co-responsibility with Adam over creation.

What went wrong?

Eve not only sinned, but she shared her sin with Adam.

… gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.[Genesis 3:6].

Eve gave Satan the opportunity, and then she was undermined.

As believers, we need to be careful to not give the opportunity to the Devil.

The Bible tells us to be alert of this spiritual warfare which is going on in this world.

Let us read [1 Peter 5:8].

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Sin will take you far away than you can imagine.

One sin leads you to another sin.

When God asked Eve what she had done, she blamed others.

Genesis 3:13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

We all tend to blame others of our fault.  

A curse was upon Eve.

Genesis 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

The pain of children bearing would increase.

Her desire would be to her husband, and he would rule over her.

The relationship between Adam, Eve and God was broken because of a sin.

But God promised a way out for the issue of sin. 

Let us read [Genesis 3:15].

Genesis 3:15  And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

This verse foreshadows Satan’s defeat when Jesus Christ rose from the dead.

God revealed His plan to defeat Satan and offered salvation to the world through the Lord Jesus Christ.

What are our lessons learned?

1. We need to stay close with God and not give the opportunity to Satan.
2. God’s way is better than our way.
3. Salvation is still available for anyone who trusts in the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.

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