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Good Evening to All!
I was just sitting here reading a Devotional out of one of my Devotional Books, and it struck me as actually being funny to an extent!
It says: To Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I have commanded you, saying, "You shall not eat from it'; cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; and you will eat the plants of the field; by the sweat of your face you will eat bread, till you return to the ground, because from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.:
Now the man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.
(Genesis 2:17-20 NASB.)
Now the devotional goes on to give an account of this passage and explain what the consequences were to be for this sin which they both committed.
Why, I don't know, but the thought that first popped in my head is "maybe that is why My husband has such a hard time listening to me! Maybe he's afraid of another "Adam and Eve" consequence! When I think of it in terms like that, I don't get nearly as upset as I used to . I can't really blame him. Yet, there are times when he should listen to me as well. The men always blame "the fall of man" on woman, but then again, He didn't have to take that bite.
When you first read that passage, it sounds like Eve talked him into biting it. You know something? I found out an interesting tidbit of information at church Sunday. Adam took the bite of the apple, NOT because he was tricked or badgered into it, but because He KNEW the consequences and that God said they would die. He loved Eve so much that He didn't want to live without her, so he bit the apple so that they would both suffer the same end, (being separated from God and not be allowed to live forever as intended).
The scripture that explains this about Adam is 1 Timothy 2:14: And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
Needless to say, Satan was disappointed twice. The first being that he did not count on the "1st Adam taking a bite of the apple and "dying for the transgressions of his wife". The second time was when Jesus ( was was called the '2nd Adam' ) died for the transgressions His people.
I don't know about y'all, but I had never thought about the correlation between these two incidents before. Pretty neat, huh?
Now back to the devotional and the reason hubby's don't listen a lot of times! LOL!
I always complain because my hubby kind of just "tunes me out", and yet when something goes wrong with the situation I was trying to tell him about, "yep!", it's my fault! LOL! All because he didn't listen to me. His excuse is because I take a 3 minute conversation and turn it into 30! Well, that is true, but it's because I want to make sure he understands what I am trying to get across. Sometimes I don't express myself well, and misunderstandings have arose.
Anyway, according to this little Devotional, Men tend to be single focused. Stopping at the first intriguing thought reveals that one main focus at a time is probably best when communicating with a man.
The problem with that scenario is the fact that my mind goes in all directions at once. If y'all have read many of my posts, you can attest to that statement. Just imagine being my hubby and trying to keep up with my train of thought! LOL!
I would imagine some of y'all are scratching your heads. This is not my normal format for a post. I'm usually strictly leaning to the serious side of my "intimate relationship with God".
The Main Purpose of my blog is to lift people up through the Word of God, maybe explain certain aspects of His Word, give you an insight to what is needed for Salvation to be had, and most of all to let you know that GOD LOVES YOU.
I was telling someone to day on a community which I belong to just remember, when people let you down, if you ask Him, God is ALWAYS there to pick you back up and He will carry you when you are so tired and weary you don't think you can go on.
What more could we ask for. People will UNDOUBTEDLY let you down. They can't help it. It may not be their fault because of circumstances, but it will happen. God will not. If you don't get what you ask for, it is because He knows best and knows that it will be bad for you in the long run.
My Pastor reminded us. In God's Word, He states that He has seen from the END TO THE BEGINNING. This means that He knows EVERYTHING that is going to happen from the end backward to our birth. What's that old saying? Hind sight's 20/20? Well, in that case isn't it nice to know we have a God that does just that? Now if we will just listen to Him and abide by His wishes, we'll be ok.
Have a wonderful evening and May God Bless!