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SNATCHING VICTORY FROM THE JAWS OF DEFEAT

May 27, 2016

Friday

 

Genesis 3:14-15

 

And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:  And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

 

 

LESSON

 

God’s judgment on each trespasser (the snake, the woman, and the man) involved both a life function and a relationship. In each case, the punishment corresponded to the nature of the crime. “Curses are uttered against the serpent and the ground, but not against the man and woman, implying that the blessing has not been utterly lost. It is not until human murder, a transgression against the image of God, that a person (Cain) receives the divine curse.

God cursed all animals and the whole creation because of the Fall, but He made the snake the most despicable of all the animals for its part in the Fall. “Words possess power. God’s words of blessing and of curse are most powerful. They determine our lives. God meets our every need through the promised Messiah.

 

Memory Verse: Hebrews 2:9

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