…she took of its fruit and ate… Genesis 3:6
And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. Genesis 3:20
Oh, Eve, why did you do it?
Oh, Eve, why did you listen to the serpent?
Oh, Eve, why did you even talk to that rascal the devil?
Oh, Eve, why did you look at the tree and then stretch out your hand?
Oh, Eve, why did you pluck the fruit and take a bite?
Oh, Eve, why did you give some to Adam? And Adam, why didn’t you throw that fruit on the ground and be a strong spiritual leader for your family, asking God to forgive Eve?
Oh, Eve, why did you hide from God in the garden, didn’t you know He always see you?
Oh, Eve, why did you blame the serpent instead of admitting your sin?
Oh, Eve, how did you feel when God told you that in pain you would bring forth children? Do you know a lot of moms would like to talk to you about that!
Oh, Eve, were your first clothes scratchy and heavy? Weren’t you sad that God killed some of your animal friends to make those clothes? That was the very first time blood was shed for sins.
Oh, Eve, did you hear in God’s curse on the serpent a promise? (Genesis 3:15) From your Seed God will send a Savior to bruise the serpent Satan’s head!
Oh, Eve, how did you feel when God kicked you and Adam out of His beautiful garden and put cherubim and a flaming sword to guard the gate?
Of Eve, do you know how much all your daughters are just like you? We all need the Savior from your Seed, Jesus, who shed His blood once for all and crushed the serpent’s head.
Today’s TEA CUPP: Read the whole story of Eve and the serpent in Genesis 3. What forbidden fruit have you been eating? What sin do you need to cast off? This is what the “A” part of the TEA CUPP is all about, admitting our sins to Jesus and asking for His forgiveness. By using God’s Word to admit our sins, we are cleansed from all unrighteousness.
And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. Matthew 5:30