between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
and you will strike his heel." Genesis 3:15 NIV
God's plan for salvation was revealed little bit by little bit throughout the ages until finally His Son came to earth. This passage from Genesis reveals the first piece of the puzzle that made up His plan.
The first prophesy for deliverance is found just a few short verses after their Fall. Yes, there would be trouble (enmity), but God promised that in the end the initiator of the trouble would be crushed by One in the future. Romans 16:20 says, “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet” (NASU). God was ready with a rescue plan for His children - regardless of the way they had tossed aside His words.
I love that quality about our God. He is always faithful, even when we are faithless (2 Timothy 2:13). Amidst all of our poor choices and disobedience He is there waiting to point us to the plan of rescue. No matter how far we have wondered or how badly we have entangled ourselves, He has a way out for us and and a plan to heal all our brokenness.
If you find yourself needing an exit strategy, I know Someone who has one at the ready! He’s just waiting for you to lift your eyes and your heart to Him.
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 NKJV
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