Passage: Genesis 3:8-24 Speaker: Pastor Lukus Counterman Series: Beginning - Genesis 1-12
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The Lord responds to human rebellion with both judgment and grace. We see that in the account of Genesis 3. God's judgment is tempered by grace when he pursues sinful man, grace when he puts enmity between the serpent and the woman, grace when he promises offspring and food, grace when he makes garments for Adam and Eve, and grace when He promises a future deliverer. From the story of the fall, it is evident that, \"Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,\" (Rom. 5:20). In our text today, what starts as an account of doom, ends with a ray of hope. Because of sin, creation was frustrated in its purpose to display God's glory. It was cursed to bring forth briars and thorns. It was subjected to ruin and death. The place of joy was poisoned and tainted. What God created to be a habitat of life was transformed into a crucible of death. Man's home became his graveyard. Since the fall, all creation has groaned continually for a day of redemption. It's that redemption and deliverance that are foreshadowed in (Gen. 3:15). There's no way back to Eden; the only way now is on to glory to join the \"Last Adam,\" who died as the curse for the human race and changed death into life.