For the Love of a Woman

Wives have great influence on husbands, Godly Wives
Genesis 3 reveals an interesting aspect of romantic love.

God showed his love for Adam in wonderful ways--letting him name the animals and creating Eve for his companion.

When people encounter God or angels after the fall, they often are afraid (e.g. Moses, Zechariah). But before the fall, Adam and Eve regularly walked and talked with God in the Garden.* 

In Genesis 3, when Adam stood next to Eve and heard the serpent say God was a liar who was keeping something good from them, Adam wasn't deceived. He knew God better. (1 Timothy 2:14).

Yet, for the love of Eve, he did the unimaginable--he ate the forbidden fruit. He sinned willfully and fatally. And this says two important things to me about our role as a wives:

1. Good men will sometimes be silent when their wives do the wrong thing and some will join her in her disobedience because they love her.

2. Women who are loved by their husbands have a great power to influence them for good or evil.

It happened with the first marriage, and it continues today.

Dear wives, if you are loved by your husband, use the power of that love for his good and for God. Don't be deceived like Eve.
  • Strive to know God's Word so you will not be deceived (2 Timothy 2:15).
  • Shun worldly philosophies that are not compatible with God's Word (Colossians 2:8).
  • Ask God for ways to gently and lovingly inspire your husband to godliness in all areas of his life (Hebrews 10:24), but be careful to do this without nagging!
Let's press on to overcome the deception of Eve in our marriages.

* Only after the Fall did Adam hide from God (Genesis 3:8-10).


  1. What a great reminder and challenge... we do need to be careful. Thank you for this post. :)


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