The Misplaced Rib in Genesis 3

thWe established in the Adam and Eve Factor that Eve was not called ‘Eve’ until after the fall in Genesis 3:20: “The man called his wife’s name Eve [life spring], because she was the mother of all the living. Before the Fall Adam called Eve ‘woman’ in Genesis 2:23: “Then Adam said, This [creature] is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of a man.”

But what happened between Genesis 2:23 and Genesis 3:20 is what we are about to discuss concerning the Rib that became Misplaced when she began to wander off by herself in the Garden. However, one begins to wonder where was Adam at when the ‘woman’ or womb-man began to wander off from his sight. Or could it have been that the woman was within Adam’s eyesight, so that he could see her in the distance, but yet not close enough for him to discern who she holding a conversation with.

For this answer, let’s investigate a little bit closer, and see what Scripture has to say about the matter. Genesis 3:1-7 will give us this answer:

Now the serpent was more subtle and crafty than any living creature of the field which the Lord God had made. And he [Satan] said to the woman, Can it really be that God has said, You shall not eat from every tree of the garden?  

And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat the fruit from the trees of the garden, Except the fruit from the tree which is in the middle of the garden. God has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.

Let’s just take a look to see what God actually said to Adam in Genesis 2:17: “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and blessing and calamity you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

So, Eve gets the first part right concerning what God said: “You shall not eat,” but she added to God’s Word when she said: shall you touch it, lest you die.

And from those two statements the serpent or Satan totally twists the whole conversation around and says:

But the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die, For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing the difference between good and evil and blessing and calamity. 

Now, how long this conversation had been going, Scripture does not say, but it does say that when she ate from off of the tree that she gave her husband to eat which is a good indicator that Eve may have been within a safe distance from him.

And when the woman saw that the tree was good (suitable, pleasant) for food and that it was delightful to look at, and a tree to be desired in order to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she gave some also to her husband, and he ate. 

What happens next is unbelievable. For the first time in their imperfect state, Adam and woman realized that had no clothes on 🙂 Oh Lord, so they use the fig leaf and then decide to run for cover to hide from God.

Then the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves apron-like girdles.

For the first time they were naked and ashamed to be in on another’s company without any covering whatsoever. When Adam and woman were in their perfect image and likeness of God which means they were already like God, Genesis 2:25 writes the following: And the man and his wife were both naked and were not embarrassed or ashamed in each other’s presence.”

Can you envision God entering into the scene and the reason as to why for the first time in His communing with Adam and woman who He has to ask Adam where he was at? Why was this? Because Adam and  the woman who were already in a perfect state like God were not identifiable to their Creator.

In other words, God could not identify who Adam and the woman had become, and why was this? Because both Adam and woman were now in an imperfect state which means they were not longer like God who is perfect in all His ways.

So, now instead of having a sweet time of communing with His perfect son and daughter, God has to make a decision, and gives both Adam and the woman the opportunity to come clean. There is not one who can say God was not just when He had to send them from out, out of the Garden entirely.

God gave them both the opportunity to be honest about what had taken place, but since they both preferred to play the blame game, God knew what He had to do. How it must have saddened God’s heart, but justice demanded that a price be paid. So, an innocent animal was killed, and God provided clothed them (See Genesis 3:9-14 and verses 16-24) for the fair trial that God gave them.

Father in heaven, we are so sorry for having become misplaced individuals not just in the Garden when we were yet still in our supernatural state, but we ask You to forgive us for being in a misplaced state in our today world of me, myself and I syndrome.

We thank You that when You dealt with that cunning serpent in the Garden. You not only took care of that cunning serpent, but you also provided another covering for us in Genesis 3: 14-15 when You said:

“And the Lord God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed above all [domestic] animals and above every [wild] living thing of the field; upon your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust [and what it contains] all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel.”

Thank You Father, that Genesis 3:15 manifested in the worst time in history, in the days when the Roman Empire reigned, You sent Your One and Only begotten Son that whosoever would believe upon Him as the Anointed Messenger You sent so that we will not be separated from You for all eternity. 

We believe that Jesus was crucified, died for the sins of the world, was buried and was bodily raised from the dead, and sits enthroned at Your right hand far above all principalities, kingdoms, thrones, dominions and powers in heavenly places. Thank You Father that we and our households shall be saved and serve you for all of our days.

Thank You Father, that we shall live and not die to declare the righteous works of Him who died to set us free for Your eternal glory. By the Power of Blood of Your Son Jesus, by the Power of Your Holy Spirit and in the Name of Your Son Jesus we shall live eternally with you forever more, in Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen and Amen.

All Scriptures used in this article is taken from: “The Amplified Bible.”

4 thoughts on “The Misplaced Rib in Genesis 3

    1. Hi Steve, yes, once I have completed these projects that I am doing, then I will start to look into, with the help of God, make a start … Thank you for your interest, blessings 🙂


      1. It’s my pleasure Pauline. I enjoy many of your prayers! Have a great day and the very best with your new efforts…

        Steve 🙂


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