As we start May, this month we will focus on mothers in the daily Bible verse. To start the study, let’s look at a verse from Genesis about Eve, the first mother.
What an honor to be the first mother. Can you imagine being the first mother ever? No one to share their wisdom from raising children, no one to give you advice on how to get your baby to sleep.
We celebrate Eve as the first mother of all people. What an amazing honor and responsibility.
In today’s verse, we see why Adam named his wife, Eve.
The man called his wife Eve because she would be the mother of all the living.Genesis 3:20
Let’s step back to the beginning of Genesis 3. When this chapter starts, Eve is tempted by the serpent and eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, then she shares with Adam who also eat from the tree. The tree of knowledge of good and evil was the one thing God had forbidden from Adam and Eve.
In this one moment, Eve and then Adam, would cause all humanity to be born with sin nature. When God finds them, he curses the serpent, the woman and the man.
In verse 15, God says he will put hostility between the seed of man and the Seed of the women (NKJV). God is explaining there will be ongoing battle between the redeemed and the lost (good and evil). A battle of worldviews that continues today.
But this story doesn’t end here. In Genesis 3:20, Adam says that Eve will be the mother of all the living. God isn’t finished with Eve’s story. Thousands of year later, it is the Seed of a woman, Jesus, that redeems us from our sin and brings us into right standing with God.
As you struggle with motherhood today (all mothers feel incapable and like they constantly make mistakes), remember Eve and her struggle. Despite her sin, God redeemed her and used her story just like God wants to redeem you and use your story.
Rather than remember Eve as the first person to sin; let’s remember Eve as Adam did as the first mother, the mother of all things living.