From Pastor Perry

09/16/2016 Genesis 3:14-15

Genesis 3:14–15 (ESV)

The Fall (Part 4 – The Punishment)

14 The Lord God said to the serpent,

       “Because you have done this,

cursed are you above all livestock

and above all beasts of the field;

       on your belly you shall go,

and dust you shall eat

all the days of your life.

15    I will put enmity between you and the woman,

and between your offspring and her offspring;

       he shall bruise your head,

and you shall bruise his heel.”

 

In today’s reading, the fall out from “the Fall” hits.  God dishes out the punishment.  First to the serpent, then to woman, and then Adam.  Verse 3:15 is a gem of a verse.  It is the “first Gospel proclamation”, called the protevangelium.

15    I will put enmity between you and the woman,

and between your offspring and her offspring;

       he shall bruise your head,

and you shall bruise his heel.”

The Lutheran Study Bible states: Note movement in the text, which begins with conflict between the woman and the serpent. It then moves to conflict between the descendant of the woman and the descendant of the serpent. But, unusually, it concludes with conflict between the woman’s descendant and the serpent himself. Clearly this verse is not simply about the origin of the conflict between humans and snakes, but about a conflict that will culminate with the defeat of the serpent by One who will descend from the woman. This points to Christ and His defeat of Satan on the cross, and for this reason this verse is often called the “protevangelium” (the first promise of the Gospel).

 

I pray: O Lord, help me to walk according to your ways and to keep my paths straight.  Help me to abide by your commands.  And help me to trust in your plan of Salvation.  Amen.

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