“To the woman He said, ‘I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.’ NIV
Sarah Mae @ http://www.likeawarmcupofcoffee.blogspot.com/ said, “Pretty please explain why that is your favorite scripture? I'm SO curious! I am not a fan of the curse, so this verse is not a happy one for me...”
1. Disobeying God warrants correction. Any “curse” that comes my way, is a result of what I’ve done.
2. God’s corrective action is personalized. My disobedience will not be corrected in the same way as “yours.”
3. The, “Blame Game,” is not a game that God plays. I am accountable for the wrong I do. Yes, others may have some influence, BUT, I am still responsible for what Larie does. And I have to own up to whatever desires are inside of me and! (Genesis 2:11-19 & James 1:14-15)
4. Having been place under Anton’s subjection, I am afforded the blessing of keeping our home since he has eagerly accepted God’s corrective charge. Anton lovingly provides, protects and guides us! Therefore, my energy is not depleted as a result of working outside of our home. That energy is then used to cultivate a genuine desire for Anton. I’m not tired, cranky or rushed when he arrives home. Accepting his, “call to duty,” also allows ME to “train up”, (Proverbs 22:6), our children and be their greatest influence.
So this, Sarah Mae, is why Genesis 3:16 is my favorite scripture. Thanks for asking!