Bible studies for newly dating couples
The meaning is ambiguous, but it is made clearer by considering the use of the Hebrew word “desire” in other texts In Genesis 4:7, God used the same word to describe “sin” trying to dominate Cain and provoke him to anger over God’s acceptance of Abel’s offering. But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.’ Here the word “desire” means to control, and thus, we can understand the effect of sin on the distinct roles of the husband and wife (or man and woman).Listen to what God said to Cain: Then the LORD said to Cain, ‘Why are you angry? The wife would try to control the husband, and the husband would try to dominate the wife.In the Fall, Satan tempted Eve to eat from the forbidden tree.
Paul used a creation argument for the establishment of male leadership, meaning that God established this order from the beginning.Eve was deceived, and Adam followed even though he knew it was wrong. With that said, let’s consider the effects of the Fall on gender roles in marriage.God said this about the effects, “To the woman he said, ‘I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children.In this session, we will discuss God’s roles for the husband and wife in the marriage union. For one, God designed marriage, and when people do not follow his design, the marriage is destined for problems.It is important for us to know and follow his design, even when it is countercultural or contrary to what we are accustomed to.