After man’s disobedience in the garden, God’s consequence, also known as the curse, was given for the serpent, the woman, and the man. While the curse had specific and unique ramifications for each member, it also had three universal results. It created futility, hostility, and autonomy. And only through Christ are those three things brought to an end.
“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, “You shall not eat of it,” cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;'” Genesis 3:17