Day 6 - God’s Plan to Save the Broken World
I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel. (Genesis 3:15)
Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” (Genesis 12:1-2)
God put in place a plan for redemption long ago. In His faithfulness, God’s beautiful plan will redeem everything in His time. Give thanks to our faithful God who makes wonderful promises and keeps them so not one of them is broken.
In Genesis 3:15, God promises that there will be offspring of Eve who will bruise the serpent’s head. Theologians call this ‘the protoevangelion’, or the gospel promise in seed form. According to the promise, a son of Eve will come and end the serpent’s deception and all the destructive effects of sin. As we keep reading Genesis, no saving offspring seems to appear — Cain kills Abel, the arrogant builders of Babel challenge God and build a tower reaching for heaven — humanity seems to fall deeper and deeper into sin. Has God’s plan for the saving offspring failed? By the time Abraham appears in Genesis 12, hope seems dim. An old man and Sarah’s barren womb — will God still be faithful to His promise and bless a cursed world through offspring?
The New Testament shows us that Jesus Christ is Eve’s promised offspring and Abraham’s blessed son. By His death on the Cross, He brings great blessings to all the nations and show how through God’s promise to Abraham, the serpent and the powers of sin are defeated once and for all.
- God keeps His promises. Ask God to help you trust Him for your needs and increase your faith today.
- How does God fulfil His redemption plan? Does it surprise you that God’s ways are not like ours?
Father, we thank You that long ago You put in place a plan to redeem our broken world. You set before us Jesus Christ, the promised offspring who would put an end to sin and redeem creation from its fallenness. Help me trust Your faithfulness and see that You keep all Your promises, even when it seems like You don’ Give me eyes to see the bigger picture, and faith to wait for You. Help me tell others about Your plan in Christ with gentleness and boldness. In Christ’s name, Amen.
- Church members to grow in their maturity of understanding God’s plan for salvation in the Bible.
- The Discipleship Seminars at GBC, that they will be good opportunities to grow in God’s Word. Pray especially for the teachers each week.
- GBC to be a powerful part of God’s plan to bless Singapore and spread the gospel.