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Genesis 2:16-17 “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.””‭‭

The command of not eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was given to Adam, and Adam alone. Eve was not created yet. 

Genesis 3:3 “but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ‭‭

When Eve was speaking to the serpent, she told him that God said that they couldn’t eat, nor touch the tree of the knowledge of good and evil or else they would die. Based on Genesis 2, God didn’t say anything about not touching the tree. 

In Genesis 3:6, we discover that Adam was with Eve when she was conversing with Satan. Right there was a prime opportunity for Adam to minister and correct his wife on God’s command, but he did not. He allowed the conversation to continue with false information. As we know, Satan entices Eve to touch and eat of the forbidden fruit. After she touched the fruit and realized she wasn’t dying, she ate it, and gave it to Adam which created the fall of mankind.

This situation could have been avoided if Adam would have ministered to his wife and told her what God actually said. Men, it’s important to be the head of the household and minister to our wives. If we won’t open up our mouths and tell our families the truth in God’s Word, they’ll believe a lie somewhere else. Women, if he’s being led by God, be receptive to his role. With love and being led by the Spirit of God, men it’s time to operate in our authority and be ministers in our own home. 

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