ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_1 2:18
Man and Woman, Temptation Gen 2:18-25 ; Gen 3:1-8 Human love is God’s best gift to man. Without it even Eden would not be Paradise. That Adam was able to name the animals, affixing a title suggested by some peculiarity or characteristic, indicated his royal supremacy, and, in so far as we live in God, that supremacy is restored. See Dan 6:22 ; Mar 1:13 . But what is power without love, or a throne without a consort? Eve was, therefore, given to crown his bliss; taken from his side, as afterward the Church from the opened side of Christ. See Joh 19:34 , and Eph 5:25 . Still God brings Eve to Adam; and such a marriage is truly blessed. The order of temptation is always the same. The Tempter without, and within the strong desire for sensual gratification, with the secret hope that somehow the consequences may be avoided. The eye inflames passion; passion masters the resistance of the will; the body obeys its impulse; the act of gratification is followed immediately by remorse and guilt. Then we need the second Adam!