Genesis 4:1 Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, “I have gotten a manchild with the help of the Lord.” NASB
Dr. Young pointed out Eve’s arrogance in this translation. How often the me, me, me’s and the I, I, I’s take us into the place of consequence, where not only ourselves but also others have to pay the price for pride.
It would seem to me that Eve saw death by this time, after all she was wearing animal skins. Maybe she hadn’t seen aging yet. Maybe she was still free of wrinkles.
I watched one of those TV drama’s that is faith based. A woman was conniving to get what she wanted, but she would loose love if she got it. The film showed her walking threw town watching couples holding hands and enjoying each other. Then she saw the elderly widow’s, wrinkled unsmiling faces-alone.
I broke down and still days later I am affected by the severity of death. This is only my second Christmas season without my darling husband.I rejoice that our Lord has given him eternal life. I celebrate my Savior’s birth with humility. Yet still the severity of death and separation leaves me devastated. How could Eve still hold on to her arrogance and pass that on to her son Cain? They knew what God required as sacrifice. He demanded shed blood. He demand’s all .
After their sin and the realization of their nakedness, They tried to cover their sin themselves with a fig leaf. That didn’t work, God made garments of skin.
Isaiah 57:9 You have given olive oil to Molech with many gifts of perfume. You have traveled far, even into the world of the dead, to find new gods to love. NLT
Dr. Young gave a Rx: Call 911 That is Psalm 9:11 Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion; Declare among the peoples His deeds. NASB