Today's Verse: Genesis 3:15

Wednesday, March 15, 2000

[The Lord God said to the serpent,] "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 3:15
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

God's words are his curse upon the serpent who tempted and lured Eve and Adam to sin. Satan is the personality behind the serpent. Even in this curse, even in recognition of a struggle between the woman's offspring and Satan, even in the face of destruction and decay unleashed in God's once perfect world, the Lord embeds the promise of his better future for us. That future comes to us in Jesus! Satan appeared to win the battle at the Cross, but after three days passed, the Lord's resurrection changed everything. Jesus' triumph over death left Satan powerless to make death the final word for Jesus or for us. The Evil One's most strategic plan to bring damnation on us all left the old snake with a crushed head at the doorway of Jesus' empty tomb!

What follows is a video that was originally used on Sunday, March 15, 2020. This was the beginning of COVID social distancing practices and was part of our ministry to bless God's people during this dark time when many could not assemble. We will keep the ToGather videos with our devotionals for your added blessing!

Video Commentary...

We've included Phil's ToGather video from four years ago as an added blessing to our verse today:

My Prayer...

Thank you, dear Father, for taking the stinger out of death and establishing an assured hope for my future. I believe that Jesus rose from the dead and that you will raise me and bless me with life forever in your presence. For this enduring victory, I praise you in Jesus' name. Amen.

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Illustration of Genesis 3:15 — [The Lord God said to the serpent,] "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."

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.