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Adam and Eve: When your Marriage is Wounded
February 27, 2022

Adam and Eve: When your Marriage is Wounded

February 27, 2022

Adam and Eve, A typical pattern in marriage:

1. . Things start off great.(Genesis 2:18-23)

2. Genesis 3:1-13

  • Film star and child actor Mickey Rooney played in classics susch as The Black Stallion and Pete’s Dragon. He was married eight times. He said, “Love wears off to quickly.”
  • I think all creation fell at once. That is: Satan’s act of Rebellion happened in the Garden as he tempted Eve.
  • Satan’s goal is not just to destroy your marriage but to destroy you.
  • Romans 5:12 says that man fell first. He knew his wife was being tricked, but did nothing to protect her. He did not stand as guardian or priest of what God had assigned him to.
  • Genesis 3:7, they were ashamed of their nakedness. Not of their skin, but their souls were exposed. They innerself was revealed and they felt shame and regret.
  • How much blaming is going on in your marriage?

3.

  • Genesis 4:1 takes a surprising turn. You would think they ended the relationship after the fall of mankind. Instead they move forward. Adam “knew” eve. Why? Because of what God did for them.
  • God held theme ach responsible for their own sin.
  • Notice, all the blaming they engaged in actually did nothing to lighten their punishment.
  • What did God do? God showed them GRACE. (Genesis 3:15, the First Gospel. Genesis 3:21, God covered them in a sacrifice. Genesis 4:1 is possible because of Genesis 3:21. God was showing Adam and Eve how to treat one another.

Grace Decisions:

1. The decision to show grace when

 

2. The decision to show grace with . (Genesis 3:20, he called her “eve.”)

3. The decision to show grace (Genesis 4:1)

  • Adam knew Eve. To know in the Bible is not just sex. It includes sex, but it is the openness of one soul toward another.
  • Genesis 26:8, Isaac and Rebecca were “laughing” together when Abimelech realized they were married. Some translations say he was caressing her. It is the intimate giggling, tenderness that happens only between a couple who deeply know one another.
  • Your heart has a “love bank.” Positive experiences are like deposits. Negative experiences are like withdrawals.
  • Illustration: Bridges of Madison County.

 

 

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