Genesis 3:6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
Ok, the woman was deceived by Satan through the serpent. But how was Adam deceived, or was he. We have laughed for years and have put the blame upon the woman for tricking Adam. Do you know what Paul says about this?
1 Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived, fell into transgression.
This is one of the greatest love stories every told. Adam willingly took of the fruit so that he nor Eve would be alone. We could even say that Adam, who knew no sin, became sin for Eve. He gave up a sinless life and sinned. He gave up a Paradise created just for him. He gave it all up for the love of his wife. What other reason, if he was not deceived, could it have been? The largest trade ever made for love until Jesus. Adam chose to sin, knowing the consequences, just to be with Eve.
The last Adam, Jesus Christ, did the same for us, but with different results.
2 Corinthians 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her
What greater examples do we have for husbands loving their wives?