January 30, 2009

The Husband's First Act After Sin

Genesis 3:20
And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

What is the first thing Adam does after the Fall?

He gives his wife a new name.

She was first known as woman, and up until this point she was only known simply as woman.

Now, when was the last time she had heard this title? It was coming from the lips of her husband as he was speaking to God:

 Genesis 3:12
And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
His way of referring to her had become a reminder to her of him using her as an excuse for his sin!  He needed a new way to verbally express his affection.

This new name shows he is set on turning from his sin against her, and moving forward with obeying God's first command together with her.

Husbands, when you sin against your wives, a good first move is one of turning from your sin against her and making efforts at restoring your relationship.

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