The Bible paints a clear picture of the Fall into sin. It was the worst catastrophe to ever hit humanity. It brought the inescapable curse of death to all.
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.”Romans 5:12
See Also: Where Did Sin Come From?
Nothing good came from the Fall, but some good things happened at the Fall. Not because of Adam and Eve, but because of God. He gave them a tremendous promise:
“I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”Genesis 3:15
Take a closer look.
First, we must see how this refers to Jesus. God was speaking to the serpent. “Thy” is the devil (see Revelation 12:9). The next keyword is “it.” The pronoun is singular and not “they.” In other words, only one seed or descendant of the woman was promised to bruise or crush the devil’s head.
That one person was Jesus.
“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.”Hebrews 2:14
Jesus is the only antidote for the Fall.
Not only did he destroy the devil, but he also reversed the Fall’s curses. His blood washed away the guilt of all sin. In addition, he gave us his perfect obedience so that God would see us as righteous.
“For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”Romans 5:19
Jesus didn’t just help us. He didn’t just fill in what we lacked. He didn’t just add his efforts to our efforts. He did it all!
This is what God promised Adam and Eve. Notice that he did this immediately. He didn’t make them sweat, wondering how they could or would get back into God’s good graces. Neither did he say Jesus would do this only if they would first be worthy. Instead, he promised them complete salvation quickly and unconditionally.
We have an incredibly loving and giving God. We have an incredible Savior who has done everything for us. God and his love for us are the sources of all joy.
No Fear in Death
Because of Jesus, you don’t have to fear death or what comes after death.
Because of Jesus, you can be confident you will spend eternity in God’s presence. Because of Jesus, the day of your death can be the best day of your life.
Trust in Jesus! He is the source of all joy.
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