I think this post may be controversial. But I’m always concerned when those of us who most strongly advocate a straightforward reading of Scripture and obedience to it then don’t take Scripture at face value ourselves. We have to guard our hermeneutic, folks. So here goes my attempt to do just that.
After the fall of man, God is very clear in Genesis 3 about the consequences for women.
16To the woman He said,
“I will greatly multiply
Your pain in childbirth,
In pain you will bring forth children;
Yet your desire will be for your husband,
And he will rule over you.”
Gen. 4:7 “… And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door ; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.”Song of Solomon 7:10 “I am my beloved’s, And his desire is for me.
The most straightforward reading of Genesis 3:16 makes the most sense (as it often does in Scripture). The woman’s desire will be for her husband. Plain and simple. No contortions needed to accurately discern what God is saying here