-And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head,and you shall bruise His heel. Genesis 3:16
This is the first gospel sermon that was ever delivered upon the surface of this earth. It was memorable discourse indeed, with Jehovah Himself for the preacher, and the whole human race and the prince of darkness for the audience. Is it not remarkable that this great gospel promise should have been delivered so soon after the transgression? As yet no sentence had been pronounced upon either of the two human offenders, but the promise was given under the form of a sentence pronounced upon the serpent Not yet had the woman been condemned to painful travail, or the man to exhausting labour, or even the soil to the curse of thorn and thistle. Truly “mercy rejoiceth against judgment.” Before the Lord had said “dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return,” He was pleased to say that the Seed of the woman should bruise the serpent’s head. Let us rejoice, then, in the swift mercy of God, which in the early watches of the night of sin came with comfortable words unto us.
“Now is the hour of darkness past,
Christ has assumed His reigning power;
Behold the great accuser cast
Down from his seat to reign no more.”
~ C.H. Spurgeon