I have gotten a man!

Genesis 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare ||Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.

When Eve gave birth to her son she was excited like any mother would be today. But I believe that she was excited for another reason. She must have thought, wondered, and considered that this man child would be the promise that would come. You remember what was said to her on the day they sinned.

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

She was going to have a seed, a child. That seed was going to bruise or crush the head of the serpent’s child. In other words the woman that had failed would be allowed to be the mother of the Savior. Her seed would stomp Satan’s head.

There was shame in Eve’s being deceived and sinning. But the very day she had sinned God had given her a promise that she would get her dignity back. She would have a child. That child would stomp her enemy.

I Timothy 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. 15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

For the longest that part about Eve being saved by childbearing confused me greatly. But when you see it in light of the promise it makes sense. She was embarrassed that day but the minute a child was born she was hopeful. Could Cain be the One that God would use? Women got their dignity back as a mother. Women were given the privilege of carrying in their womb the possibility of the birth of the Savior. Then one day Mary really got that privilege.

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