The beauty of a man should never be diminished in any way.  When I say, “beauty,” I am not referring to the outward appearance but to God’s beautiful and magnificent plan for man, once sin entered into the world.

The more I study God’s Word in context, the more beautiful it is and the more I understand how much God loves humanity.

Look at this verse.

Genesis 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

I want to focus on God’s consequence  - “and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.”

The woman was deceived by the serpent (the devil). 

Look at this verse:

Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

The woman looked at the tree; it looked good and she wanted to become “wise” like the serpent she was talking to. She wanted something that was previously out of her reach. The serpent told her that her eyes would be opened and she would be as a god. 

Well, how many of you understand that the natural tendency of the woman is to want to know more.  Such an inquisitive nature can be good or very dangerous. In the woman’s case, her desire caused her to disobey God and suffer the consequences.

As a result of her disobedience, God instituted that the woman’s desire would be towards her husband. In other words, she would seek her own husband and be satisfied with him before any other.

Why is that punishment or consequence actually a beautiful thing? Well, God instituted the consequence, which means that a husband is called to cover and protect his wife from the evil lurking around her. Wow!  A husband should be your defender, your protector, and the one you can depend on to keep you from wrong or cover you in case you go wrong.

That speaks to the importance of a husband and hence the importance of marriage. No wonder satan hates marriage. No wonder satan hates the godly marriage that joins together a man and a woman.  There is godly protection of a marriage when you do it God’s way.

As a female, I love the fact that my husband should be my hero. He should protect me and watch over me. Wow!  Is that also why God tells the husband to love his wife as Christ loves the church? 

Jesus gave His very life for the church. Can you imagine a husband who loves his wife that much? No, I am not advocating the literal death of the man. However, I am stressing the heroic aspect of the husband towards his wife. That is God’s plan and it is the plan that the devil hates.

Do not be surprised at the struggle of marriage-life. The struggle is real because the enemy of marriage is real. Do not give up easily on marriage. If both parties are willing, God is able.

Wife desire your own husband, and husband cover your own wife.  What a healthy society we would have if we all just followed God’s order. However, since we all do not follow God’s order, we experience the reality of 2017.

Choose God’s way. It is the only way that will lead us back to Him. Blessings Abound!

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