God’s Declarations to Eve

July 30, 2023

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her. Proverbs 31:10-11 (ESV)

In responding to Eve, God has things to say to Eve.

The first has to do with and the second

her to her husband.


God had two things to say to Eve about bearing children:

  1. I will surely multiply your in child bearing

This is a reference to act of delivering a baby.

  1. In you shall bring forth children

This is a reference to the of children.

The pain involved in the bearing and raising of children was to be constant of her being deceived.


“Your desire shall be for your husband and he shall rule over you” ‘’desire” The word desire can also mean “an attempt to usurp or

This is the same language found in Genesis 4:7 - And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.” Genesis 4:7 (ESV)

The last 2 lines in verse 16 could be paraphrased, “You will now have a tendency to try to your husband and he will have the tendency to act as a .”

Tyrant - a person exercising power or control in a cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary way

What God is telling us in this verse is that just as there will be conflict between the seed of the serpent and the seed of Eve, so will there be conflict between the husband and the wife.

When we cannot come to an agreement on an issue I have learned to take it to my Father and ask Him to change heart, heart or of our hearts and bring us together on it.

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