Good Friday and God’s Promise in Genesis

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Today is Good Friday, the day we set aside to remember and reflect on the death of the Lord Jesus Christ almost 2,000 years ago. When we stop and actually reflect on Christ’s death, we should be struck by how truly amazing his grace is. In Adam, we all rebelled against God, and continue to rebel, yet immediately after sin we read this promise from God, “He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel” (Genesis 3:15).

God promised that someone was coming who would crush Satan.

Right after Adam and Eve’s rebellion—God gave his promise of the Messiah. He promised that someone was coming who would crush Satan. Adam and Eve received the punishment they deserved for their sin (death), but God didn’t leave them without hope. He promised a Savior, and 4,000 years later that Savior arrived. Really, the first time the saving gospel is preached is in Genesis!

Jesus Christ, born of a virgin, lived a perfect life and chose to die on the Cross to take our penalty of death and be the final, perfect sacrifice for sin. He rose from the grave and now offers the free gift of eternal life to all who will put their faith and trust in him. What an amazing truth!

Today, as every day, I encourage you to reflect on the gospel. It truly is amazing!

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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