Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field;
on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. 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: 13-15
The rich meaning of Advent can be easily lost in the commotion of the Christmas season. Numerous things can steal a man’s attention and get in the way of his leading those around him. Have you ever experienced this before? I have. This men’s daily devotion, from the first day of Advent until Christmas, will be a collection of scripture and thoughts I hope you find insightful. Even more, use this content to lead those around you spiritually.
The theme of Advent comes from a Latin word meaning “coming” or “arrival.” God didn’t just foreshadow sending a Savior; He made good on his promise. This season is one of celebration. Looking back to the first whispers of His coming, reading about the arrival of Jesus, and currently waiting in expectation of His return, are reflections that fuel a man’s faith.
In the very beginning after the first sin, there was a moment of accountability. God calls His creation to be responsible for what was done. In this scene, we see the first announcement of the gospel. This was our first need for rescue and the surfacing of a promise by God. The idea of a Messiah comes alive in Genesis 3:15. Proclaimed by God, this declaration becomes a hint of who is to come.
DO THIS TODAY: Talk to someone about Advent and the coming of Jesus.