I’m not talking about any of the First Ladies of America. I’m talking about the very first lady, Eve. Think about it not only was she the first lady ever, but she also experienced the first in history.
Let’s look at what she is most known for an the first in the story; helper to her husband, experience God’s provision, first to be tempted, to add to God’s Word, to go against God’s Word, to sin, fall into temptation, to deceive her husband, to hide from God, to sew a garment (even though it was the worse choice of clothes), to lose relationship with God, to lose God’s provision, first to be blamed for something the husband did wrong, to pass the blame on, get cursed and blessed by God… That is a lot of first and most of the are not good.
Once outside of the garden she was the first to wear Designer clothes, cook, a broken relationship with her husband (it would never be the same), experience childbirth, being a mother, sibling rivalry, the death of a son, a murderer for a son and a life sentence on that son… Seems like life got worse for her.
In all of her first, there is the one frist, that was a curse to the serpant but a blessing to the woman. It was the first mention of the coming Messiah. To know one day she will be redeemed from this whole mess.
“And I will put enmity (open hostility)
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed (offspring) and her [e]Seed;
He shall [fatally] bruise your head,
And you shall [only] bruise His heel.”Genesis 3:15 AMP
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