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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Eve

We (the girls in my house) started a Bible recently about the Women of the Bible. The first woman we just studied was Eve. (makes sense to start with her- she was the first woman.)
Most know that God created Adam from the dust of the ground and breathed the breath of life into him- then God created Eve from one of Adam's ribs-

Here are some notes I took during our study of Eve.

Eve's strengths blended with Adam's so that together they were something neither could be separately. In fact Gen. 1 shows us that it took both Adam and Eve to accuarately reflect the image of God.
Eve was the 1st helpmate to a husband. (she was the first wife ever)
Eve was named by Adam.- Hebrew word Hava - means the mother of all living. (Gen. 3:20) Seven times in Gen. 1 we read " and God saw that it was good."........ But it was not good for man to be alone. He was created incomplete so that God could complete him with Eve.

It takes both male and female to fulfil God's purposes given in Gen. 1: 26-28.

God's Purposes:
1. rule over all living things on Earth
2. Be fruitful and multiply
3. Fill the Earth and subdue it.

God brought Eve to Adam (it wasn't his job to find a mate.)

Eve was 1st women, wife and mother.
Think about that......She had no mother to teach her things.
She raised her children without another women on earth to guide or support her.

It was neat to sit and think briefly about how it might have been for Eve. She experienced many wonderful, beautiful things and then hard things too. She was the first woman to do everything she did.

Look for Part 2 of this soon. :)

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