The first Gospel message was in Genesis 3:15 where we were told that God would put enmity between the woman and the serpent and between her seed and the serpents and that her seed would crush the serpent’s head but in the process would be wounded in the heel. That is a wonderful promise, but God did not stop there as today’s devotional explains. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Genesis 12:1-3 (ESV)1 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
“He who was promised to Adam as the seed of the woman, it was next declared should be the seed of Abraham. That this does not refer to his descendants collectively, but to Christ individually, we know from the direct assertion of the Apostle (Gal. iii.16), and from the fulfillment of the promise. It is not through the children of Abraham as a nation, but through Christ, that all the nations of the earth are blessed. And the blessing referred to, the promise to Abraham, which, as the Apostle says, has come upon us, is the promise of redemption…. The person predicted as the seed of the woman and as the seed of Abraham, through whom redemption was to be effected, was to be both God and man. He could not be the seed of Abraham unless a man, and he could not be the Saviour of men unless God.” [Charles Hodge, Systematic Theology I, (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1874), p. 484-485]