THE NEWBORN KING: ENMITY

A contemplative reading for Advent.

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 3:15 ESV

Image by Diego Cadena Bejarano

In the first pages of the first book of the Bible, we see the beginning of the rivalry between God's people and "the serpent". This verse comes from the curse pronounced on Adam, Eve and the serpent and sets the stage for man's unending struggle with the temptation to act against the loving will of God.

READ & RECITE

Read the full story in Genesis 3

Read Genesis 3:15 a second time, but aloud and slowly, allowing each word to sink in.


OBSERVE

Take a few moments and pay special attention to the key passage and accompanying image.

How is this image related to the passage? How does the passage bring life to the image? How does the image bring life to the passage?


CONNECT

Look up the related passages provided and read each one. Notice and write down the words, phrases or ideas that connect to today's image and key verse.


PSALM 110:1LUKE 10:18-19ROMANS 16:20


REFLECT

What new questions did this study bring up for you?

How does today’s reading resonate with your life? Your relationship with Jesus?

This study is based on "Enmity", a card from Behold: The Newborn King. Learn more about Behold Trading Cards, start collecting and dive deeper through word studies and verse mapping on each card. Now available at fishcoin.press/behold


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