Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Day 1: Women of the Bible

This study is based off of the book Women of the Bible by Jean E. Syswerda.

The first woman we will be discussing is Eve. Eve is the first woman. They key scriptures to read about Eve are Genesis 1:26-31 and Genesis 2-4.

Eve came into the world at peace with God and her husband. She lived in Paradise and didn't know the meaning of guilt or embarrassment until she listened to the enemy and started to doubt God.

Since Eve was the first woman, she was also the first woman to conceive a child and give birth. Eve went through labor with only her husband, Adam, to help her. She recognized that life was in God's control: "With the help of the Lord, I have brought forth a man" (Genesis 4:1).

Our common bond as women is our pain in childbirth. The experience is both earthly and unearthly. To go through so much pain, yet give life to such a small baby is quite humbling.

Eve gave birth to two sons, Cain and Abel.


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