Monday, May 1, 2023

Daily Devotion: Eve - The Power of Persuasion

Bible Reading: Genesis 3:20-24

Key Verse: Verse 20 - “And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

Key Words:
And Adam called his wife’s name Eve

Eve is probably one of the most interesting women in the world because she was the first woman, the first wife, the first mother, the first grandmother.  Her marriage was the first marriage.  Hers was the first joy and wonder of motherhood – but Eve was also the first to sin, the first to feel pain, the first to shed tears, and the first to see death.

As much as we hear of Eve, you would think she is mentioned numerous times throughout the Word of God, but in reality you only find Eve mentioned four times.

  • First, in Genesis 3:20 where Adam calls his wife’s name Eve.

  • Secondly, in Genesis 4:1 where we are told that Adam knew Eve.

  • Third, in II Corinthians 11:3; it’s there we are told that the serpent beguiled Eve.

  • Fourth and last, in I Timothy 2:13 where we read that Adam was first formed, then Eve.

As you read the story of Eve, it becomes clear that Adam was the head of the home, but Eve had the power of persuasion. 

I read the following that shows us the power of persuasion.  “Bill stopped in at Abie’s little general store, looking for a bottle of mustard.  The shelves were loaded with salt – bags and bags of salt.  Abie said he had some mustard, but that he would have to go down to the cellar to find it.  Bill went down with him, and there to his surprise were still more bags of salt.  Everywhere he looked he could see salt.  ‘Say,’ said Bill, ‘you must sell a lot of salt in this store!’  ‘Nah,’ said Abie sourly.  ‘I can’t sell no salt.  But that feller who sells me salt – boy, can he sell salt!’”

Ladies, you do have the power of persuasion so be careful of what direction you persuade.

What to do:
✞ Be careful of the direction you persuade others to go.

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