I like to make observations of how Adam and Eve interacted, even though there isn’t much. 

And there is something I noticed years ago, that I come back to often, and so I am reminding myself of that idea today, while I share. 

The passage of scripture I am thinking of today is from Genesis 2: 15-22

 God took the Man and set him down in the Garden of Eden to work the ground and keep it in order.

  God commanded the Man, “You can eat from any tree in the garden, except from the Tree-of-Knowledge-of-Good-and-Evil. Don’t eat from it. The moment you eat from that tree, you’re dead.”

  God said, “It’s not good for the Man to be alone; I’ll make him a helper, a companion.” So God formed from the dirt of the ground all the animals of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the Man to see what he would name them. Whatever the Man called each living creature, that was its name. The Man named the cattle, named the birds of the air, named the wild animals; but he didn’t find a suitable companion.

 God put the Man into a deep sleep. As he slept he removed one of his ribs and replaced it with flesh. God then used the rib that he had taken from the Man to make Woman and presented her to the Man.

So a recap of the important events:

God puts Adam in the Garden

God tells Adam not to eat from the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

God creates women.

The First Garden Wedding ever takes place!

Uhoh, do you see what I see?

Many years ago, when I first began grappling with this idea of submitting to my husband, the Lord showed me this passage in an interesting light.

Adam was there when God layed out the garden rule, but Eve didn’t exist yet, so inorder for Eve to know the rule, Adam had to tell her. 

Inorder for Eve to obey God’s rule, she had to 1) trust that her husband was telling the truth, and 2) be willing to submit to what Adam told her God said.

 Please know that I am not building doctrine here!  I am not attempting to say the only way we can hear from God is by listening and submitting to our husband.  I am certainly not saying that we do not need and have our own relationship with the Lord, in which the Lord speaks to us. (I am going to reindorce that it is neccessary to submit to our own husband!)

I am simply saying, that in this instance, I notice that a simple reading of this text, would indicate to me, that this rule was given to Adam, and passed on by him to Eve.

In this instance, God spoke to Adam, Eve didn’t get to hear from God herself.

I am suggesting, that from the very beginning,in the very first rule spoken by God, that God gave us an example of the importance of order in our marraige, that the husband would be the authority.

Yikes!!!

You mean it wasn’t just Paul’s idea?

Ofcourse we knew it wasn’t Paul’s idea. It’s all God’s plan.

But somehow, seeing it play out in the very first marraige, in the garden of Eden, has an impact on me!

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