Posted by: biblestudyseattle | May 29, 2013

Guilt

Guilt is a useful thing when we do something wrong. But some feel guilt when they have done nothing wrong. Particularly this is the case for women. Why? Why is it that women universally feel guilt much more than men? Is it because women fall short of their husband’s expectations? Or is it because they fall short of their mother’s expectations? I believe it is the later. Has guilt has been passed down from mother to daughter through the centuries in a way vastly different from fathers and sons? The guilt Eve felt after the fall must have been different from the guilt Adam felt. Paul says:
“But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning…” 2 Corinthians 11:3

“And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.” 1 Timothy 2:14

Since Eve was deceived, the guilt she felt must have been overwhelming, as being broadsided by something she didn’t see coming. Adam, on the other hand, knew what he was doing, so his guilt wouldn’t have been a surprise.

Imagine when Eve is alive again, and she gives her testimony about exactly what happened in the garden! A lot will make sense then!


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