Eve had everything a woman could ever need or want: food, comfort, beauty, companionship, purpose, even communion with God Himself.

Yet, we read in Genesis 3 she was subtly manipulated by Satan into desiring even more. And what more was left?

Knowledge,
power,
to be like God,
to be our own God,
to control our own lives–

the very thing Satan, as Lucifer, came to desire and since put into the heart of mankind.

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! Isaiah 14:12

It is our adversary, Satan, who wants us to doubt that God has our best interests at heart, as he did Eve. He wants us to take the reins of our lives from the hands of God and careen in the ditch of mayhem and despair.

But most of all, he wants us to be blinded to our own faults so we stay stagnant and unfruitful in our Christian walk.

Eve had everything and yet there was still room for doubt and covetousness. Amazing, isn’t it?

 

If Eve, who had no lack, could succumb to such weakness, how much more we?

 

It doesn’t matter how much we acquire or accomplish in this life, because like a black hole or a raging fire–the desire doesn’t end with the acquisition.

It is never satisfied or filled up. There will always be someone with more talent, more beauty, and more possessions than we have.

The horseleach hath two daughters crying, Give, Give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough: The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough. Proverbs 30:15-16

forbidden fruit

Have you ever thought: what if Adam and Eve hadn’t sinned? Hadn’t viewed paradise as lacking and found fault with what God had pronounced as good? If Eve hadn’t picked that blasted fruit we wouldn’t be in this mess, wouldn’t be under this curse?

But let us never blame Eve for where we are–because we ARE Eve. We have the same potential to falter, same desire to point fingers, same tendency to look around at our blessings and still want more.

Thank God we have been given the gift of Christ; the curse of humanity is paid for. He has taken our spiritual lack and given us fullness. His kingdom awaits where there is no curse. (Rev. 22:3)

For He has said, ” He that overcometh shall inherit all things and I will be his God and he shall be my son.” Revelation 21:7

And once more, ” To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.” Revelation 2:7

 

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Eve may have had everything, but she didn’t have eternal life. Let us continue in overcoming, dear sisters, and leave our reins in the capable hands of Almighty God so we may taste of the tree of life together.

 

 

 

 Abiding in the Vine,

~ Gleniece 

 

 

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Eve Had Everything

  1. Gleniece, this is such a profound truth: “the desire doesn’t end with the acquisition.” While I wish it weren’t true, it points to our need to look to God to be enough … to abide in Him. For if we are to continue to desire, let it be for Him alone. Than you, friend, for a powerful message. : )

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    1. Oh, you are so welcome, Crystal. Funny how you mentioned ‘to abide in Him’. I have been drawn to the word ABIDE lately, and all its various meanings. This is where we will get our fulfillment. This is were we will find peace for our souls.
      Thanks for taking the time to comment on your wonderful anniversary day! Love to you. May you two be blessed beyond measure.

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  2. Gleniece, this is so beautifully written. We are Eve, indeed. What a day that will be when we taste the fruit of that no-longer-forbidden tree of life. Lovely post, friend. ((sweet blessings))

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  3. Hi I am blessed by your post thank you so much, I was just thinking how I or anyone can truly be happy only in Christ like the apostle Paul said even though we may not have anything and are persecuted , in Jesus we are blessed beyond what our mind can comprehend. As the psalmist say in psalm 16 vs 5 Lord you are my inheritance and my cup , you make my lot secure. Let’s us through his grace keep our minds stayed on the lord and he will keep us in perfect peace.

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    1. Venitta, I am blessed by you coming here. We are, in deed, sisters in Christ! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We may suffer physically and emotionally on this earth, but God has given us His Spirit to flourish spiritually now.
      I love your reference to Isaiah 26:3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” This is a favorite verse of mine. It gave me great strength during a season of ill health.
      Thank you again, Venitta. May God continue to bless you with His peace. ❤

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