Eve: The First Woman and Mother Of The Bible

Written by on May 27, 2023

Today we conclude with the stories of mothers. Today we take a look at the 1st mother in the bible.

Eve — the first woman created by God, the wife of Adam, and the world’s first mother — also teaches us some important lessons about life and the importance of relying upon God and clinging to His will in our lives.

Most people know that Eve was deceived by the serpent in the Garden of Eden — an act that led to Adam’s deception as well as Adam and Eve’s expulsion from that paradise. The quick recap: God told Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and warned that they would “die” if they disobeyed. They didn’t listen. Genesis 3:1:2-6 (NIV) has more:

“The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”

‘You will not certainly die,’ the serpent said to the woman. ‘For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.’

When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

In the end, God expelled them from the garden and the rest is, well, history. Despite making an error in judgment and choice, Eve teaches humanity the importance of listening to God and abiding by His will in our lives. She is the first person to hold the role “mother” — an important note both biblically and historically.

So, there you have it — just five mothers from the Bible who leave us with profound and important life lessons. And if you want more powerful stories about strong women of the Bible, consider streaming, “Full Of Grace,” “The Book of Ruth,” the series “Daughters of Eve” — and, for the kids, “VeggieTales: Esther…The Girl Who Became Queen.

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