"The woman was convinced. The fruit looked so fresh and delicious, and it would make her so wise! So she ate some of the fruit. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her. Then he ate it, too."
The woman was convinced. That’s it? Just like that? In a matter of moments? Convinced of what? Look in your own heart—you’ll see. Convinced that God was holding out on her. Convinced that she could not trust His heart toward her. Convinced that in order to have the best possible life, she must take matters into her own hands. And so she did. She is the first to fall. In disobeying God she also violated her very essence. Eve is supposed to be Adam’s ezer kenegdo, like one who comes to save. She is to bring him life, invite him to life. Instead, she invited him to his death.
Now, to be fair, Adam doesn’t exactly ride to her rescue.
Where is Adam, while the serpent is tempting Eve? He’s standing right there: ‘She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it’ (3:6). The Hebrew for ‘with her’ means right there, elbow to elbow. Adam isn’t away in another part of the forest; he has no alibi. He is standing right there, watching the whole thing unravel. What does he do? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. He says not a word, doesn’t lift a finger. He won’t risk, he won’t fight, and he won’t rescue Eve. Our first father—the first real man—gave in to paralysis. He denied his very nature and went passive. And every man after him, every son of Adam, carries in his heart now the same failure. Every man repeats the sin of Adam, every day. We won’t risk, we won’t fight, and we won’t rescue Eve. We truly are a chip off the old block. (Wild at Heart)
You can see this play itself out every day. Men, just when we need them to come through for us… check out. They disappear, go silent and passive. “He won’t talk to me,” is many a woman’s lament. They won’t fight for us.
And women? We tend to be grasping, reaching, controlling. We are often enchanted, like Eve, so easily falling prey to the lies of our Enemy. Having forfeited our confidence in God, we believe that in order to have the life we want, we must take matters into our hands. And we ache with an emptiness nothing seems able to fill."
Anonymous said: Why is it that a baby belongs 100% to the mother when it comes to abortion, but 50% to the father when it comes to child support?
Because feminism sucks.