Why does life have to seem so hard? It appears, we go from one battle to another. I can’t say life is bad because it isn’t. It is just a struggle, more at times than other times. I know it is not just me, because I have been around long enough to know everyone has their struggles, and their problems that seem insurmountable at times. I was once naïve enough to think there really were household’s like Ward Cleaver’s home, or Donna Reed’s. I think it was a dream everyone wished they could have. It would have been nice to have all the problems solved in a thirty-minute time span.
Some of my struggles are so mundane I can’t even remember them. Some are so painful I couldn’t forget them if I tried. I can put them out of my mind for a while, but they are always there. Maybe they are there as life’s lessons. I have to say, I didn’t like those particular home work assignments when I had to go through them. I have to say in all fairness, I would not be who I am if I had not gotten through them.
I have heard people say “Eve did this to me. She caused all the problems by eating the piece of fruit which God told her not to eat.” So I question myself, did Eve really do this to me? I think not. I now believe she had the help of her man, Adam.
God’s word tells us man fell, not just woman. So today if I am going to blame anyone, I am going to put it all on Adam’s back. When we marry and take a life partner, we are seen as one. Except of course when it is convenient, or politically correct to make sure we are separate sexes.
We are made as one but life happens because of two. Even with science, it takes two. It takes an egg and a sperm put together to create life. I know in the creation, us poor misguided women were taken from a man. Clay was put around a rib bone, and woman was created. Something like that anyway. I know God, no matter which way he did it, created Eve.
Adam was instructed by God not to eat the fruit from the tree of “Good and Evil,” as well as Eve. I have never figured out why this turned out to be totally Eve’s fault when they both knew the plan, and they knew the consequences if they did eat the fruit. The bottom line, they both had the same job description.
Eve is wandering around in this gorgeous garden without a care in the world and hears this voice, which we believe is male, (go figure), enticing her to eat the fruit from the tree of life. What does she do? She calls her man, “Come here honey, there is this thing that keeps talking to me, and trying to make me do something I know I shouldn’t, (sound familiar). Tell me what you think, please.”
The best I can remember, Adam comes over to the tree and says, ”Hum, let me have a bite of that fruit. It looks really good.” He didn’t say, no sweetness you can’t have that, or he doesn’t take it, and throw it away. He just eats it with her, and now we have troubles.
So from my way of thinking, I am now totally convinced that Adam is the one who is at true fault. He did not do his job as head of household. He ignored God when he knew he shouldn’t. He failed to protect his woman. So now I know why I can officially blame the male species for what goes wrong in this world, and I will continue to tell them they are at fault or as I told my kids, “it came from your father’s side of the family”. It was not Eve, it was Adam.