Summary of Genesis 3:14-19:
God punishes everyone involved in the Fall. The serpent is cursed above all and made to crawl on its belly. Enmity is put between Satan and mankind. Jesus will crush Satan. The woman will have pain during childbirth, and Adam will rule over her. Adam will toil for food all the days of his life and God cursed the ground. He will return to the earth as dust (or eventually die).
BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 3, Day 4: Genesis 3:14-19
10) Life got hard. The woman will have pain during childbirth, and Adam will rule over her. Adam will toil for food all the days of his life and God cursed the ground. He will return to the earth as dust (or eventually die).
11) Jesus will crush Satan. We are healed by Jesus’ wounds, and will be save when all have come to repentance. “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet” (Romans 16:20)
12) We all die; those who accept Jesus as their Savior will live again.
Jesus was sent to redeem his people, bring grace, and offer justification through his death so that we may have eternal life.
We were born sinners. But Jesus can redeem us. The results and consequences for us today are we have a choice: to choose or reject Jesus. Choose Jesus=life. Reject Jesus=death.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 3, Day 4: Genesis 3:14-19
I find it interesting that God could have killed Adam and Eve right then and there and ended humanity and given up on us. But He doesn’t because He loves us. It’s interesting how God created man knowing we would sin and He created us as weak humans without the power to resist sin. Such a dichotomy to chew on.
End Notes BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 3, Day 4: Genesis 3:14-19
First the creature used in the temptation is cursed. From beauty to ugly in an instant. Adam and Eve were probably terrified. There is a dislike between snakes and humans and between Satan and humans.
In Jesus, we share in the victory over Satan: And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly (Romans 16:20).
Enmity has the idea of ill will, hatred, and a mutual antagonism.
The First Gospel
God announces Jesus’ final defeat of Satan.
The heel is the part within the serpent’s reach. Jesus, in taking on humanity, brought Himself near to Satan’s domain so Satan could strike Him.
This prophecy also gives the first hint of the virgin birth, declaring the Messiah – the Deliverer – would be the Seed of the Woman, but not of the man.
Genesis 3:15 has been called the proto-evangelium, the first gospel. Martin Luther said of this verse: “This text embraces and comprehends within itself everything noble and glorious that is to be found anywhere in the Scriptures” (Leupold).
“This is the first gospel sermon that was ever delivered upon the surface of this earth. It was a memorable discourse indeed, with Jehovah himself for the preacher, and the whole human race and the prince of darkness for the audience.” (Spurgeon)
Food for Thought: God’s plan wasn’t defeated when Adam and Eve sinned because God’s plan was to bring forth something greater than man in the innocence of Eden. God wanted more than innocent man; His plan is to bring forth redeemed man.
Redeemed man – this being who is greater than innocent man – is only possible because man had something to be redeemed from.
Food for Thought: Women bring forth children with more pain than just about any other creature.
Your desire shall be for your husband: This is true of women in a way that it is not true for men. Barnhouse explained: “The desire of man toward his wife alone is solely by God’s grace and not by nature.”
The word for desire is used in Genesis 4:7 of the desire of sin to master over Cain. Because of the curse, Eve would have to fight a desire to master her husband, a desire that works against God’s ordained order for the home.
Because of Adam, there is a curse upon all creation.
The curse promised thorns and thistles, and we remember that Jesus was crowned with thorns (Matthew 27:29). In this way, Jesus bore the curse for us.
Adam’s work was now cursed. End of labor would be death.