Eve is the first woman, introduced in the Bible as ‘the mother of all living’. Her name means ‘life’ or ‘life-giving’, or ‘mother of all who have life,’ and even to this present day, her life is in us. She plays an extremely important part in God’s story, His creation purpose, and the history of the entire world. She is the cause of life for all of humankind and the cause of death for all of humanity as well. Eve was a woman with many accomplishments who made one very grave mistake that changed the course of history forever.
Donald Davidson said: “In view of the awful judgment pronounced upon them, the man might have been pardoned if he had reproached her as ‘death,’ for it was her sin that brought death into our world and all our woe. But Adam gives her a name which is expressive of the prophetic life bound up in her. For through the seed of the woman, sin would one day be vanquished, and death would be swallowed up in victory.” What can we learn from our first mother, Eve? There are six things. Below are the first two.