When I’m frustrated with my sweet husband, Tom–which is not too often, thankfully–sometimes I think of Adam and Eve, the Fall, and marriage today. You know Adam, the first man, and his wife, Eve, in the Garden of Eden. It was absolute and perfect paradise until . . .
the Serpent deceived Eve into destorying all of humanity.
Have you ever thought it would have been different if you were there? Since it’s Tuesday Truth day, I have to say I have–but only for a second.
The truth is I would have done the same thing Eve did, unfortunately.
And that’s not even the most tragic thing about Adam and Eve, the Fall, and marriage today.
One of the most painful details about our Fall is that Adam was right there with Eve while Satan was tempting her, and he did nothing to stop her from disobeying God (Genesis 3:1-9).
Worse still, Adam was not deceived (1 Tim. 2:14) when they made their universe-altering decision.
Reread Genesis 1:6 and 1 Tim 2:14.
Were either of those facts a surprise? Sometimes people think she picked the forbidden fruit, and then went off to find Adam so they could eat together.
No one can say what exactly was going on in Adam’s mind at the time. Although I like the picture, I don’t think he helped Eve as it suggests, but he was certainly there. And they both chose to do things their way instead of God’s.
And their bad decision is still destroying marriage relationships today.
But what about Adam’s silence at that critical moment? Why didn’t he speak up? And how can his silence continue to echo so loudly through our broken world right now on Tuesday Truth Day?
Tuesday Truth Day
Here’s something new, and you’re going to like it, especially if you’re interested in the absolute Truth (or even if you hate the idea of it, but secretly admit it might be true).
On Tuesdays, which I’m calling Tuesday Truth Day, I’d love to have you join me here at my virtual home.
If you lived near me, friend, I’d ask you to join me at church on Sunday and then afterwards, we could eat brunch my house and share our thoughts about God’s truth (John 8:32).
You probably can’t come, though, so Tuesday Truth Day is the next best thing.
I’ll make a brief statement like the one above; then, I’ll post the sermon I just heard two days before from my pastor, Tommy. When you finish watching it, make a comment or ask a question so we can share together as if we were talking over lunch.
I PROMISE: If you have the slightest bit of interest in the truth, this will NOT be boring.
Tommy is the best, most real and down-to-earth, authentic preacher I’ve ever heard, and his gospel-centered messages are TOTALLY RELEVANT for our lives today. (He is also very transparent about his weaknesses, especially in this sermon. So you can be very comfortable knowing we’re not anywhere perfect.)
Try it right now with the topic Adam and Eve, the Fall, and marriage today.
Here’s Sunday, September 30’s message about men’s fears. It was SOOOO GREAT, I can’t wait to hear from you. Whether you’re a woman or a man, God’s Word will speak to anyone who truly listens. Don’t forget to make a comment, and I’ll respond asap.
Talk to you soon!