Eve is first introduced in the Bible in Genesis 2:21-25.
Eve was a solution to the very first problem of creation.
“Then the Lord God said, “I see that it is not good for the man to be alone. I will make the companion he needs, one just right for him.””
Genesis 2:18 ERV
Eve’s relationship to Adam was so important that God did not create her from dust as he did Adam, no he used Adam to create his helpmeet. He used the very bones of man to create his woman so that nothing could separate them. In my spiritual eye God knew that a man needed someone who would love him as he oved himself.
“The Lord God used the rib from the man to make a woman. Then he brought the woman to the man. And the man said, “Finally! One like me, with bones from my bones and a body from my body. She was taken out of a man, so I will call her ‘woman.’””
Genesis 2:22-23 ERV
“That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife. In this way two people become one.”
Genesis 2:24 ERV
Eve is the mother of every human being.
“Adam named his wife Eve. He gave her this name because Eve would be the mother of everyone who ever lived.”
Genesis 3:20 ERV
Eve created the next problem in creation:
“The woman could see that the tree was beautiful and the fruit looked so good to eat. She also liked the idea that it would make her wise. So she took some of the fruit from the tree and ate it. Her husband was there with her, so she gave him some of the fruit, and he ate it.”
Genesis 3:6 ERV
We know that was a problem because the Lord had told them they could eat everything in the garden except fruit from that tree. I see a few problems here:
0. Willful disobedience- Eve knew that she was not to eat of that tree, she even told the serpent when he suggested it. He may have been able to eat of the tree but she couldn’t and she knew it. She willfully disobeyed God.
0. Lack of trust- Eve did not trust that God knew what was best for her. Eve walked and talked with God on a daily basis and was still able to be tricked into believing a lie. She had the ultimate relationship with God.
0. Mans carelessness, Adam left his woman uncovered and allowed another to get into her ear and cause trouble, and when confronted with the evilness, the Bible did not indicate that he tried to convince her to trust God but was a willing participant.
What we know: Eve was created to solve the problem of man being alone but she also created a problem by not trusting God. We know Eve is the mother of all.
But how can we be mad at Eve?
We know that because of Eve women were cursed in child birth but because of Eve we are here and we have our children and Grandchildren.
Eve was the first woman and because of her we are here. Don’t judge Eve to harshly because how often have you been Eve? Willfully disobedient? Lacking trust? How many of us have been in a great relationship with God yet still made a mistake? I dare say that Eve is both the best of us and the worst of us.