Verse: Genesis 3:16 “To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And He shall rule over you.”
The retribution of the punishment to woman is twofold. God multiplies sorrow in general and in connection with childbearing. At heart, woman knows sorrow. We know what it feels like, and what it does to us. We can feel it when our sisters carry sorrow and we have a compassionate heart towards them. But even with the anguish and peril of the punishment, we as women win the joy of bringing life into the world. Even if we have not gone through labour, we understand the pain and implications of the process. Compassion gives light in the darkness of sorrow.
Spiritual Growth: What situations bring sorrow in your life? Change your approach to these to one of Compassion and Life with Jesus Christ.