“He will strike your head, and you will strike His heel.”
Genesis 3:15, NLT
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This piece is more symbolic than others and has a greater interpretation compared to other designs in the Genesis Collection. This verse is the first mention of Jesus Christ as the savior of the world, and it is also a reminder that God is always in control and wants nothing more than to be with us. In Genesis chapter 3, man is being justly punished by God for deliberately disobeying Him in the Garden of Eden. Even in the midst of God’s just punishment, He gives us this promise:
"He will strike your head, and you will strike His heel." Genesis 3:15
Let’s be honest: this one sentence is confusing even with it only being 11 words long. Here’s how I deconstructed the verse to understand it:
Adam and Eve not only committed the first sin, but the greatest and most damaging one. (In a way, they kinda ruined everything…) Yet, we can see God’s love shine through their dark sin and His desire to be reunited with us as He delivers a promise to Adam and Eve of a savior “who will come to take away the sins of the world” (John 1:29). God has a plan for you, and He wants to have an intimate relationship with you. There is no sin we can commit that can ever change that fact. He loves you.
Reflect: Is there something in your life you think is too shameful to even face God about? Do you ever think you aren’t good enough because of a mistake you made in your past?
“I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake
and will never think of them again.” Isaiah 43:25, NLT
“Genesis” is the Greek word for “beginning,” and it marks the beginning of the Holy Bible as its first book. Likewise, the term Genesis also marks the beginning of Discipled Designs as its first collection and first impression of what is to come from this small business. While there is a vast amount of action taking place in just these first 50 chapters of the Bible, I narrowed down this collection to 5 designs by selecting the characters and events which spoke the greatest to me through the eyes of a designer and a disciple of Christ.
The Book of Genesis - Holistic Interpretation: God is faithful, and His promises endure even through our recklessness and countless acts of sin. (In case you saw the word “holistic” and said “Whaa-?”, a holistic interpretation is simply the “take away message” or summary of the book of Genesis.)
It’s exhilarating to use this blog as an opportunity to share with you a little about my passion and God’s word all in the same place! If you were able to gain some type of knowledge, insight, or have a thought you’d like to share after reading this, leave a comment down below! (You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if it is more of a personal matter you would like to share with me.)God bless,