- Genesis 3:1-4:26
- Matthew 3:1-4:25
- Psalm 2:1-12
- Proverbs 1:3-4
Some Points of Interest:
- Genesis three records the origin of sin in the world.
- In Genesis 3:4, the Devil’s favorite word (video).
- Genesis 3:6, the Devil used the same thing against Eve that he uses against all of us. It is all that is in the world that he has to use against us: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life (1 John 2:16). Where Eve gave in to the temptations, Jesus overcame them. When He was tempted with the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, in Matthew 4:1-11, He overcame the temptations in the same way – with the same resource – that we can overcome them. He said each time, “it is written.” If we will hold to God’s word we will be able to overcome the Devil’s attempts to draw us away from God.
- In Genesis 3:15, with the first instance of sin also comes the first reference to a Savior. This is the first prophecy of Christ in the Bible.
- Genesis 3:15 also begins the seed promise that runs through the rest of the Old Testament, directly to Christ. Add this chain reference of the seed promise to your Bible.
- Genesis 3:15 – salvation would come through the seed of woman (virgin birth of the Savior).
- Genesis 4:25-26 – through Seth.
- Genesis 6:9-10 – to Noah.
- Genesis 11:10 – to Shem.
- Genesis 11:27 – to Terah.
- Genesis 12:1-3 – to Abraham.
- Genesis 21:12 – through Isaac.
- Genesis 22:18 – Isaac, son of promise spared to continue the seed promise.
- Genesis 26:4 – the seed promise is repeated to Isaac.
- Genesis 28:14 – the seed promise repeated again to Jacob.
- Genesis 49:10 – of the children of Israel (Jacob), the seed promise would come through Judah.
- 1 Samuel 16:1 – of the families of Judah, the seed promise would come through a son of Jesse (cf. Isaiah 11:1).
- 2 Samuel 7:12-13 – of the sons of Jesse, the seed promise would be fulfilled by the son of David.
- Galatians 3:16, 19 – Jesus, the Christ, is the fulfillment of the seed promise.
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