The Epic Challenge of Husbands & Fathers

Genesis Chapter 3 contains one of the saddest stories of the all time. Adam and Eve, the first man and woman created by God, were living in a perfect world, in perfect relationship, in a perfect environment, and enjoying face to face friendship with Almighty God. Truly, it was a real paradise. God had given Adam one simple command to obey, “Do not eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat of it, you will surely die.” God had appointed Adam as the caretaker of this paradise, even allowing Adam to name all the creatures. This opportunity to name everything demonstrated that God had given Adam delegated authority over creation. This authority also brought responsibility. Over time, God saw that Adam was lonely and needed a mate. God carefully crafted a mate for Adam who was perfect for him. She also bore the image of God, but had many different qualities than Adam. God’s plan was that they would live together in a harmonious relationship allowing their differences to benefit each other and the family.

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