Q: I’m really trying to understand the curse from what Adam and Eve did. From what I understand about it is that for women it’s pain from childbearing and for men it’s labor. But a lot of women for the most part have to do deal with both. How does the curse apply today? Just trying to make it make sense. Can someone help me understand?

A: Work is not a curse, and bearing children is not a curse. Both are God-given blessings.

The curse of sin is what makes work difficult and sorrowful (toil, stress, sweat), and the curse of sin is what makes bearing children difficult and sorrowful (toil, stress, pain).

Both men and women work… the only difference is that in the ideal society men have the primary responsibility to provide food and resources, while women have the primary responsibility to raise the children that come out of their wombs.

Sometimes women don’t have children so they choose to work outside the home and provide resources. Or sometime women do have children but the government school system or private tutoring allows the woman to choose work outside of the home instead of watching over and managing the children.

Women only HAVE to do both if their husbands don’t work enough or if the economy devalues the husband’s work in order to squeeze the wife out of the home. Or if divorce, welfare, or violence squeezes the father out of the home. A lot of times we are dealing with satanic, economic, or governmental oppression ON TOP of the universal curse of sin.

However there are solutions for the curse of sin, and there are solutions for all oppression and violence! The gospel sets us free from the curse of sin and puts us into the blessing. I also believe that if we return to a Godly family model we can bring heaven’s order to world for ourselves.

I personally have witnessed our family income continually increase the more children we have and the more we submit to His commandments and His wisdom.

I believe that covenant love, obedience, godly order, and wisdom is powerful in any nation, any community, and any economy.

Deuteronomy 32:30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?

2 Chronicles 16: 9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.

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