Divide and Be Conquered

Divide and Be Conquered

  1. Satan tried to divide the one flesh into two. (v. 1-5)
    1. He spoke directly to Eve
    2. He tried to confuse God’s words (3:1)
    3. The instruction was given to Adam (2:15-17)
  2. Individually, Eve made a decision. (v. 6)
    1. No mention of a discussion
    2. Good for food, delight to the eyes, able to make one wise
  3. Together, Adam and Eve discovered the consequences of sin. (v. 7-8)
    1. Before sin, Adam and Eve saw the world through innocent eyes
    2. After sin, Adam and Eve felt guilt and shame
  4. Individually, Adam and Eve passed the blame. (v. 9-13)
    1. Adam blamed God
    2. Eve blamed Satan
    3. Guilt was on them both (James 1:13-15)
  5. What God joined together, man separated. (Matthew 19:6)

See your marriage as a union (Eccl. 4:9-12)
Tell each other about your situations (Proverbs 27:9)
Identify the people/things trying to divide you
Commune with God regularly as a couple
Kick your pride aside
Your marriage is no accident.  Stick with it.