Who is Havva?
Dear visitor, in this article, we will examine the character of Eve from a Christian point of view. Our primary source is the Bible, the word of God.
First Woman Havva
Everything was awesome. He lived in the most beautiful garden in the world. Her relationship with her husband was perfect. He also had a beautiful and intimate relationship with God. He was sinless. He didn’t even know what shame was. Such was the life of Eve in the beginning. But he sacrificed them all for one thing. for a fruit. Let’s see how this is.
Adam and Eve Sinned
God planted in the Garden of Eden a garden filled with all kinds of beautiful trees that bear good fruit. He also put Adam and Eve there. (Torah: Genesis 2:8-9) He gave only one command. Lord Adam,
“‘You may eat the fruit of any tree in the garden,’ he commanded, ‘but do not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. For in the day you eat from it you will surely die.” (Torah: Genesis 2:16-17)
After that, a serpent spoke to Eve. “Did the serpent really say to the woman, ‘Did God really say, ‘Do not eat the fruit of any of the trees in the garden?’ ‘We can eat the fruit of the trees in the garden,’ replied the woman, ‘but God said, ‘Do not eat the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, do not touch it; Otherwise, you will die.” The snake said, “You will certainly not die, for God knows that when you eat the fruit of that tree, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” The woman saw that the tree was beautiful, its fruit suitable for eating, and attractive for gaining wisdom. . He plucked the fruit and ate it. She gave it to her husband next to her, and she ate it. Both of their eyes opened. They realized that they were naked. So they sewed fig leaves and made aprons for themselves.” (Torah: Genesis 3:1-7)
Why did Eve eat the fruit? Let’s look at the verse above. The first reason is that the tree was beautiful. Secondly, the fruit of the tree was suitable for eating. Third, it was attractive to gain wisdom. Eve desired the fruit of this tree more than God. He desired wisdom more than God. He even wanted a delicious meal more than God.
We are doing the same things today. We desire beauty, wisdom, knowledge, comfort, wealth, a man/woman, success, respect, even food, more than God. The simplest sin is to desire something more than God. Then God gave a command, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength.” (Torah: Deuteronomy 6:5) But Eve gave her heart, soul, and strength to something else. That’s what we do. Unfortunately, this wrong desire and wrong love has negative consequences.
Consequences of Sin
To properly understand the consequences of sin, the life before the sin was committed; It is necessary to compare it with the life after sin.
Eve and Adam were created without shame. “Adam and his wife were both naked, they didn’t know shame yet.” (Torah: Genesis 2:25) Can you imagine a life without shame? But after they sinned, Adam and Eve were suddenly ashamed. After eating the fruit, he said, “They realized they were naked. So they sewed fig leaves and made aprons for themselves. Then they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day. They fled from him and hid among the trees. The LORD God called to Adam, “Where are you?” Adam said, ‘I was afraid when I heard your voice in the garden. Because I was naked, that’s why I hid. (Torah: Genesis 3:7-10) After that, God made garments of leather for Adam and Eve and dressed them. (Torah: Genesis 3:21) So God sacrificed the first sacrifice to cover the shame of Adam and Eve.
Because of sin, Eve’s relationship with both her husband and God deteriorated. God created Eve in his own image. “God created man in his own image, he created him in God’s image. He created them male and female.” (Torah: Genesis 1:27) As we saw in the verse above, God walked in the Garden of Eden. He talked to Adam and Eve. But after she sinned, Eve was banished from her creator’s presence. “So the LORD God brought Adam out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was created. He fired him.” (Torah: Genesis 3:23-24) Eve’s relationship with God broke down.
At the same time, her relationship with her husband Adem deteriorated. Eve was created as a companion and helper for Adam. “It is not good for Adam to be alone,” said God, “I will make a suitable helper for him.” (Torah: Genesis 2:18) Moreover, Adam and Eve were created to bond with each other. “The LORD God gave Adam a deep sleep. While Adam was asleep, the LORD God took one of his ribs and replaced it with flesh. He created a woman from the rib that he had taken from Adam and brought her to Adam.
‘Here, this is the bone taken from my bones,
Meat taken from my flesh,’ he said,
‘She will be called “Woman”,
Because it was taken from that man.’
Therefore, the man will leave his parents and be attached to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” (Torah: Genesis 2:21-24)
But after she sinned, God says to Eve about her husband, “You will have a desire for your husband, and he will rule you.” (Torah: Genesis 3:16) Eve’s beautiful, perfect relationship with Adam changed, it broke down.
God gave personal punishments to both Eve and Adam. It made it difficult for Adam to work and find food. (Torah: Genesis 3:17-19) As the above verse says, God gave Eve a punishment regarding her relationship with her husband. Also, God said to Eve, “’I will cause you great pain in childbirth,’ and she said, ‘You will give birth in pain.’” (Torah: Genesis 3:16) All effects such as labor pain, menstruation, pregnancy nausea, etc., come from this punishment.
Sin and the consequences of sin are severe. Repent, but do not give up hope. The good news is coming.
Havva and God’s Promise
God cursed the serpent before punishing Eve and Adam. There is a word about Eve at the end of this curse.
“You and the woman, his offspring and your lineage
I will make enemies of each other.
His offspring will crush your head,
You’re going to attack his heel.” (Torah: Genesis 3:15)
The Bible states that this snake is Satan. “The great dragon—that ancient serpent called the Devil or Satan, who deceived the whole world—was thrown to earth with his angels.” (Bible: Revelation 12:9) God promised that her offspring would crush Satan’s head, even though Satan would strike the heel of her offspring. The descendants of the woman would come to defeat Satan. This saying speaks of Jesus Christ, “the Son of God appeared to put an end to the doings of the Devil.” (The Bible: 1 John 3:8) When Jesus was crucified, Satan attacked his heel. But when Jesus rose from the dead, he crushed Satan’s head.
Eve’s punishment was about giving birth. But at the same time, God promised that the savior would come, who would defeat Satan through birth. And He has come!
Also, our promised savior, Jesus Christ, took the punishment and consequences of sin for us.
One of the consequences of sin is shame. But Jesus bore our shame by enduring shame on the cross. “Let us set our sights on Jesus, the pioneer and perfector of our faith. For the joy that awaits him, he endured death on the cross, ignoring shame, and now sits at the right hand of God’s throne.” (Bible: Hebrews 12:2) If we also put our faith in Jesus Christ, our shame is erased and we have the privilege of being children of God. “You are all sons of God because you have faith in Christ Jesus.” (Bible: Galatians 3:26)
Another consequence is the deterioration of Eve’s relationship with her husband. Before the coming of Jesus Christ, men who were Jewish could divorce his wife for any reason. But Jesus Christ said this was not true and repeated the verse from Genesis, “‘Therefore a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So what God has joined together, let no man separate.” (Bible: Matthew 19:4-6) Thus, Jesus re-established God’s plan for marriage.
Reconciliation with God
Also, Jesus consented to separate from God on the cross to repair our broken relationship with God. As Jesus was about to die on the cross, Jesus cried out, “’My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’” (Gospel: Matthew 27:46) “God reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the task of reconciliation. That is, God reconciled the world to himself in Christ, not counting the sins of men.” (Bible: 2 Corinthians 5:18-19)
And certainly Jesus suffered for us.
“Actually, he took care of our diseases,
He bore our sorrows.
And we are punished by God,
We thought he had been shot and crushed.” (Torah: Isaiah 53:4)
And after Jesus returns, there will be no pain in heaven. “He will wipe all the tears from their eyes. There will be no more death. There will be no more mourning, no crying, no suffering. Because the previous order has disappeared.” (Bible: Revelation 21:4)
The consequences for Adam and Eve’s, yours and mine’s sins are dire. But, “There is no longer any condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.” (Bible: Romans 8:1)