Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Our Desire For Our Husband

We all know God gave curses to Eve after sin entered the world.  
Her curse was ~

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.  
Genesis 3:16

Desiring our husbands sounds like a good thing, right?   What that really means, however, is our desire will be to control our husband.  In my experience,  I would say that most women do want to control their husbands.  Now, we see it is part of the curse.  God also said husbands will rule over their wives.

Isn't it just like our awesome God, however, to change something that looks so bad, a "curse," and make it a blessing?  When our eyes are opened and we no longer want to control our husbands, but allow them to be the leaders, our marriages start getting better.  

Yes, everything having to do with childbearing is painful to most women:  PMS, periods, pregnancy, delivery, and menopause but our great God brings precious babies out of all this pain.  Even in His curses, He works all things for good for us.

Even a man's curse to toil the ground turns into a blessing.  Hard work is fulfilling and provides for one's family.  And the biggest curse of all, death, He conquered on the cross over 2,000 years ago so we can live eternally with Him.  What an awesome God we serve!