To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in pain you shall bring forth children; your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”
Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, and you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust you shall return.” Gen 3:16-19
This is the curse of sin. God pronounced it upon the human race and the human race has tried to bypass it and, as a result, has made it worse.
Women have bypassed the curse with contraception, abortion, and living with a man rather than marrying him, and seeking total equality.
What is the price of trying to bypass God’s pronouncement?
More death than sin itself! The death of millions and millions of unborn babies. Cancers, growths, and diseases that afflict women. Lack of self respect.
Man has circumvented that he must eat from the ground that he must toil over. Most people don’t farm anymore and are dependent upon others to feed them. Those feeding the planet want to do it more efficiently to make more profit. They take shortcuts using poisons and genetic engineering to produce unnatural food.
The result is a total dependency on someone else to feed you. There is an increase in different types of cancer affecting people of all ages and genders. There is the selling of farmland for housing developments. Add to the mix water contamination, famine, and death.
Mankind has tried to improve his life through bypassing God’s curse. What he created is worse than the curse.
As a result, mankind also seeks to bypass God’s plan for salvation through Jesus Christ. If we cannot find a way around the curse, then we’re not going to find a way around the blessing.