But wait..there’s more!
I’m writing this blog post on day 3 of our Bible reading plan and guess what? You don’t have to read any further to find out what the Bible is all about. Huh? You don’t have to read any more? Well, no. You do. but the point is that on the very first day, you found out the fundamentals of the Bible and God’s amazing plan of salvation. You read answers to all of life’s biggest questions.
Where did we come from? From an almighty God who created everything in the heavens, and the earth, and under the earth.
Who am I? You are a creature that God breathed into the breath of life, and a creature that is made in his likeness and image – perfect, holy, and one with him.
Why is their suffering and evil? Because the serpent led Adam and Eve to eat from the tree in the garden that God had specifically told them not to eat from. They sinned against God and ruined their perfect relationship with him and thus brought death and destruction into this world.
What is the solution to suffering and sin? God said to the serpent, “I will put enmity (hostility) between you and the woman, between your offspring and hers: he will crush your head, and you will strike his heal” (Genesis 3:15). The only offspring of the woman who would be able to completely crush the devil’s head is the one whose line is recorded for us in Matthew 1. In this genealogy we see a partial fulfillment of Genesis 3:15 and later on we’ll see the complete fulfillment when Jesus crushes the devil’s head by means of the devil striking his heal as he suffers and dies to restore our relationship with God.
While somedays it may not seem like it, everything you’ll be reading is really God fleshing out the events of Genesis 1-3. Humans lost that perfect relationship with God. Look at the terrible effects of humankind’s rebellion against God (Genesis 6-9). But then see God’s solution as he makes us one with him through the promise of the woman’s offspring, Christ Jesus.
So keep on reading! There’s more God wants to tell you about his plan to rescue you from sin.