Saturday, February 10, 2018

Work in Progress

It is soooo much fun to have the kids here. This seemed to be Oliver's response to Caleb's Dabbing.

Being the middle child, he seems to feel a need for attention...and these poses did it. In my book, he is a star. Who could help but get a kick out of this! He is as cute as can ever changing work in progress.

Again, I'm copying here an email from a friend who writes: Daily Encouragement- Bring the Parchments. This is short, but a very good lesson, something most of us need to think about.

  “So the Lord [Yahweh] God said to the serpent, ‘Because you have done this, ‘Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel’” (Genesis 3:14-15, NIV).

        “cursed.”  This is the first time this word is spoken, and it is the last word in the Old Testament.  This curse was not fully addressed until Christ came. 

        “You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.”   The serpent looked totally different before the fall.  He was a low-life, and God gave him a body that reflected his nature. 

        “I will put enmity (intense blood feud) between you and the woman…he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”  The first gospel message brings the promise of redemption.  Enmity means there will be harsh conflict.  The offspring of the woman (Christ) would crush the serpent’s head (fatal blow), and in the process Christ’s heel would be bruised (hurt but not defeated).  The serpent was instrumental in the undoing of the woman, and in turn, the woman would bring down the serpent through her offspring. 

        Interesting passage: “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet” (Romans 16:20).  The terminology is carried over from Genesis 3.  Paul promised that the evil perpetrated by the Roman Empire on the church would be dealt with soon. 

        Also note:  The man and woman responded to God, but not the serpent.  He was nowhere to be found.  Had he hung around, he had no defense to offer.

        Thank God for the heel that crushed the head.  

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