The Bible begins with a God who reigns supreme before and over all creation. He made human beings in His image as the pinnacle of His creation (Gen. 1:26-31). God wanted to partner with humans to fill the earth with His glory. But since humankind fell into sin (Gen. 3), we no longer properly represent and display the character and mission of God. Just after Adam and Eve sinned, God made a promise: A seed (a child) who would descend from Eve would defeat the serpent (Satan). In cursing the serpent, God was offering an incredible hope to rebellious humanity. This promised seed would suffer because of the serpent (“you shall bruise his heel”), but He would not be utterly defeated. Instead, He would deal a deathblow to the serpent (“he shall bruise your head”). This seed would redeem and restore humanity. Many years later, a woman named Mary, a descendant of Eve, would carry that promised seed. Her Son would be the perfect, sinless “image of the invisible God”—Jesus the Christ (Col. 1:15).
How does the defeat of Satan encourage you to keep trusting God when life feels chaotic and defeating?