To the woman he said,
“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
with painful labor you will give birth to children.
To Adam he said,
“Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.
Women just got it tough. Painful birth, and the pregnancy that preceded it. Not to mention, those babies grow up and drive you crazy some days. Didn’t men just get it easy?
But not so fast! Those poor men, toiling away. They have it tough too with their own sets of problems! Sometimes, I find it so easy to complain how hard a woman’s life is compared to a man’s, without realizing that it is so wrong of me to do that. More importantly, instead of complaining, I should think of things I can thank God for in my life as a woman. Not to mention, I don’t have to worry about the huge responsibilities that were given to men.
It sure is great that God gave each gender heir own sets of roles. It sure makes life easier. That is, if only we followed those roles. In the 21st century everything is so mixed up, turned upside down, and inside up, that it is impossible to tell what women and men are supposed to do. However, the best part is that there are answers for us in Scripture. Even though it may seem “old-fashioned”, God remains the same and so does his truth.
Talk about each other’s hardships and what can you do for each other to make it even slightly easier?