Couples in the Bible: Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve are the first couple in the Bible. They are included in the creation story. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”  {Genesis 1:27}

They walked with God in paradise in the Garden of Eden until the serpent tempted Eve to eat the fruit and then she gave to her husband to eat. {Genesis 3:1-6}

The Lord called to them but they hid from him at first. Upon learning that they had disobeyed and eaten from the forbidden fruit, they were cast from the Garden of Eden and left to toil the ground. {Genesis 3:7-24}

“The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.”  {Genesis 3:20}  The name Adam means ground or earth.

Adam and Eve had two sons named Cain and Abel. They watched their sons grow into adulthood. The pain must have been great for this couple when they lost both sons. Abel to death by Cain’s hand and Cain sent away by the Lord God. {Genesis 4}.

The couple had another son they named Seth meaning “God has appointed”. {Genesis 4:25} We are told it was at this time people began to call on the name of the Lord. {Genesis 4:26}

Adam lived 930 years and then he died. {Genesis 5:3-5}

So what can we learn from Adam and Eve?

  1. They knew God intimately
  2. They were deceived by Satan
  3. They paid for their sins
  4. They experienced great heartache in the loss of their two sons
  5. God redeemed them and gave another son

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