Genesis 3:13, “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 first of the eight sections in which Scripture is divided is, the perished kingdom. Though the kingdom pattern was set in Genesis 1-2, the crafty serpent shows up to wreak havoc.

Satan attacked them by undercutting the Word of God and drawing Adam and Eve to commit a cosmic act of rebellion by replacing God’s law with their own.

Rather than perfect relationships, we now see broken ones:
• Eve’s desire would be for Adam, and he would rule over her.
• Humans will struggle to subdue, rule, and maintain the creation.
• Sin and death would spread to all people:
o Cain killed Abel (Gen. 4).
o Death is seen through the genealogy (Gen. 5).
o God flooded the earth in judgment (Gen. 6-9).
o The people rebelled against God and built the tower of Babel (Gen. 11)

The picture Scripture draws us, starts with the perfect kingdom perishing, however, God graciously keeps pursuing a broken humanity. Genesis 3:15, “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.

Christ has always been the promised hope!