Monday, March 8th, 2010
"The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree and so I ate." (Genesis 3:12)
God used one of Adam’s ribs to make for him a perfect helper. Upon catching sight of her, Adam said: “This is at last bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.” (Genesis 1:27; 2:18, 21-23) Jehovah showed his approval of this development, yoking the first human pair in marriage and pronouncing his blessing upon them. (Genesis 1:28; 2:24) Sadly, before long the divine institution of marriage came under attack. How so? A wicked spirit, who came to be called Satan, deceived Eve into eating from the only tree that was forbidden to the couple. Subsequently, Adam joined his wife in what amounted to a rebellion against God’s rightful rule and good direction. (Genesis 3:1-7) When Jehovah asked the couple what they had done, it became obvious that their relationship was already strained. Adam blamed his wife, saying the words of today’s text.
(Watchtower issue: 09/15/08, 3:1, 2)
*shifting the blame* ... well that's one hereditary trait which has plagued the entire human race for centuries. (especially in marital relationships). How many men have even blamed their wives for impossible things, such as, "not giving them a son" when their wives gave birth to an unwanted baby girl.