“Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee”. Gen 3:16
There is a time bomb hidden in marriage, hidden not by God but brought in by sin. Though everything that sin brought in, Jesus Christ has paid the price; the consequences of sin is however still prevalent in our day that is why some things that are happening around us happen and that is why it is important for we Christians to be aware of this and so that when it attempt to rear its ugly head you can do something about it.
In the text above, some part of this statement does not seem to be a punishment for sin for example ‘…..thy desire shall be to thy husband and he shall rule over thee…” How is this punishment?
Gen. 3: 16 (NET) says “You will want to control your husband but he will rule over you” . Here in lies a time bomb. How is this time bomb?
This is saying that the wife will always have a compulsive desire to take control of her husband. A wife is like that; any moment she sees a loophole she will want to come in and take control. This is the punishment.
Why is this the punishment? God did not make the woman to control.
Gen 2:18-22 “…… it is not good that a man should be alone…and the rib which the Lord had taken from manmade he a woman and brought her to the man’
Though there is nothing in this passage that introduces hierarchy in marriage relationship here but the fact that “Adam was first formed, then Eve….(I Tim. 2: 13) introduced the order in marriage so when Eve was tempted by Satan and she ate the fruit, in God’s eye she was not supposed to eat she was to look at the husband first and seek his consent.
The consuming desire of the woman to control is a time bomb in marriage which Christians must avoid.