Genesis Four closes with quite the ROAR!
Hold onto your seats,
while I explain some more!
Do your remember Genesis 3:15
when God said to the serpent,
“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.”
Well, that is what this poem is all about!
It’s about the Lord building his Kingdom
through a child named Seth,
and the men who came through him.
Now hang on. Just wait a minute.
I can only imagine what your thinking!
“The Seed of the woman is God himself -
who was created through His Spirit
and a virgin woman,
who came as the Son of Man
named Jesus Christ.”
But that only happened because men,
began to call on the name of the Lord
when Seth was born.
The scripture says.
“And Adam knew his wife again,
and she bore a son
and named him Seth,
“For God has appointed
another seed for men
instead of Abel, whom Cain killed.”
And as for Seth,
to him also a son was born;
and he named him Ē´nosh.
Then men began
to call on the name of the Lord.”
Children of Cain had went astray,
after Cain was cast aside
and sent to a place called Nod.
They wandered about the earth as nomads,
without a Father or a home.
God kept his promise
that the seed of the woman
would crush Satan’s head!
So God created a man named Seth.
Take a minute to imagine Adam and Eve,
and how they felt so ashamed
when they disobeyed God.
They experienced shame for the first time,
and stood before the Lord
completely embarrassed and totally broken.
Yes, God did scold them.
There was a consequence for their sin.
But in the midst of reprimanding them,
God supplied them with a Promise -
the woman's offspring would
crush the head of the serpent.
When Cain and Abel were first born,
Adam and Eve must have thought,
“This is the One.”
They must have wondered
if one of their offspring was the seed
that would crush Satan’s head.
Can you imagine their heartbreak,
when Cain killed Abel?
Can you imagine being the parent
of a son who killed your other son?
And then, can you imagine
your only living son
being sent to wander the earth
as a vagabond?
Adam and Eve must have felt like
God abandoned them.
They must have felt like
God does not keep His Word.
So on the day that Seth was born,
and then survived to have another child,
named E'Nosh, meaning “Mortal Man” -
Adam and Eve must have been so relieved -
perhaps Seth's line
would bring the promised seed.
Seth knew he was not God.
He even named his son, Enosh,
meaning "Mortal Man."
In a new position of humility,
that is when men began to call
on the name of the Lord.
Imagine the thoughts of Adam and Eve -
Perhaps the offspring of the woman
would indeed crush Satan’s head -
just as God had said!