Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado, studies Genesis 3:15-21 on today’s episode. Rev. Wolfmueller talks about the first Gospel (protoevangelium), battle of the sexes, the glory of womanhood, and the strange hunger for the curse. See Pastor Wolfmueller’s notes on verse 15 here. See Pastor Wolfmueller’s notes on Genesis 3:15 here.
“In the Beginning was the Truth” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron featuring a step-by-step walk through the book of Genesis, focusing on the truth of Jesus, the story of salvation found throughout the book, and how we view our lives through the lens of God’s promises.
15 I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your offspring[a] and her offspring;
he shall bruise your head,
and you shall bruise his heel.”
16 To the woman he said,
“I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing;
in pain you shall bring forth children.
Your desire shall be contrary to[b] your husband,
but he shall rule over you.”
17 And to Adam he said,
“Because you have listened to the voice of your wife
and have eaten of the tree
of which I commanded you,
‘You shall not eat of it,’
cursed is the ground because of you;
in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;
18 thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you;
and you shall eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your face
you shall eat bread,
till you return to the ground,
for out of it you were taken;
for you are dust,
and to dust you shall return.”
20 The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.[c] 21 And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.
- Genesis 3:15 Hebrew seed; so throughout Genesis
- Genesis 3:16 Or shall be toward (see 4:7)
- Genesis 3:20 Eve sounds like the Hebrew for life-giver and resembles the word for living
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