God loves all of us, but there are rules that we must follow. Adam and Eve are the first two mentioned in Genesis that disobeyed a commandment of God and became separated from Him. Eve took the fruit and ate and so did “Adam who was with her.” (Genesis 3:6) When God returned to the Garden to talk to them about the rule, neither of them accepted responsibility. Adam blamed Eve and Eve said, “The serpent beguiled (tricked) me and I did eat.” (Genesis 3:13) As a result, both experienced prolonged guilt and regret. The same is true for adulterers – once they cross the line and commit adultery their eyes are opened to good and evil – there is no turning back. And unlike Jacob who was tricked into adultery, most will cast aside their first family and start another family with another man or woman. Jacob accepted responsibility for his whole family. He kept his family intact. Today, most would have either cast Leah aside or abandoned Rachel. Jacob did neither, he kept his promise to Rachel, the one that he loved. Are you willing to accept responsibility for your whole family?
I am the author of The Step-father's Step-son - A Story for Women. The book is available through Family Matters Publishing. The book covers subjects such as: adultery, family, relationships, and parenting. The book is written primarily for the first family and the children of the parents of the first family. View all posts by barbaramcox