Gen 3:16 To the woman He said, I will greatly increase your sorrow and your conception. In pain you shall bear sons, and your desire shall be toward your husband, and he shall rule over you.
Gen 3:17 And to Adam He said, Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it! The ground is cursed for your sake. In pain shall you eat of it all the days of your life.
Gen 3:18 It shall also bring forth thorns and thistles to you, and you shall eat the herb of the field.
Gen 3:19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For dust you are, and to dust you shall return.
Epidural, women's lib movement, fast food, $100,000 tractors, mega farms, air conditioning, & etc...
Does it seem like the ultimate goal of science and society is to reverse the curse that mankind earned in the garden of Eden? We must appear to God like a child who, after committing some act well deserving of punishment, runs and covers their posterior in an attempt to avoid a paddling from dear old Dad.
Now, as having given and received more than my share of paddlings in life, I can tell you that Dad only lets you run and cover your behind for so long. Eventually, he catches you and proves who is in charge. Oh, and when he does, you realize that you would have been better off if you had not attempted to avoid your due punishment.
Have we not learned that punishment is best taken promptly and with a contrite spirit?
When men strived to build a tower to heaven, God eventually took action by scattering them and confusing their language.
Mankind now, this time through science and society, seeks to be "as God" and to reverse the curse. What arrogance! How long will God allow this to continue?
How should we, who seek to be contrite, live?