ADVENT STUDY: Made of Woman. Born of Humanity. { DAY 6 }

 

Advent Study: He is Faithful: The Seed of Woman 

READ: Genesis 3:15; Galatians  4:4

And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.”  { Genesis 3:15 }

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.” { Galatians 4:4}

Everyone benefits from the gift of Jesus. No one is left out. He came so that all may have life, abundant life. Every prophecy propelled understanding into the deep mystery of the coming King. While it may have baffled those who heard the prophecies, the prophets gave a glimpse of the Kingdom come. The King who would lavish peace on the hearts of men and women even in the most troubling of times was on his way.

From the very beginning.

From the fall out of Eden came every stress on mankind. Stress and despair that would require a Savior for ultimate freedom. In Genesis 3, it’s a woman who is mentioned that will bear the curse after the fall. It’s a woman who would experience strife between her and the enemy. One commentator explains it this way, “The hostility between the serpent and the woman, between the serpent’s seed and the woman’s seed, typifies the unending conflict between all that represents the forces of evil on the one hand, and all that represents the true and high destiny of mankind on the other.” From Eve to Mary, women have represented the seed of humanity. It’s frail and vulnerable humanity. The serpent, as we know, stands for the tempter, the very one who looks to destroy our souls.

Jesus, our King, and Conqueror will strike his head, defeating the enemy once and for all. But our Jesus, as we celebrate year after year, would endure bruising of his own on Good Friday. In conflict, our Jesus was wounded but not destroyed. Even within a curse, there was a promise of redemption.

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He is a good God and cannot disown himself. He is faithful in our dark and dreary seasons no matter what the enemy has up his sleeve.

Galatians 4:4 declares God’s good plan as he restored us to a place of peace and sacred communion with himself. It reads, But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.” It was at just the right time the Father set in motion our redemption. He chose Jesus, made of a woman (some translations say ‘born of a woman’) as living proof that the seed of humanity would be restored. Heaven was sent to earth tucked within the soft skin of a vulnerable baby. This miracle, Jesus, experienced full humanity himself even though he was not of this world. The prophecy of a baby born of a woman who would one day be crucified and rise again gives us evidence that Jesus, the one and only, would be our sufficiency.

We rejoice alongside generations, every nation, tribe, and tongue that Jesus is our Lord, a giver of peace, hope, and grace. May we celebrate the mystery of God’s love, the miracle of Jesus’ birth, and our treasured salvation in the Wonderful Counselor. Our Prince of Peace. We’ll never be devoured by the serpent’s clever ways if we fix our eyes on the One, born of a woman, who is our majestic Lord.

REFLECT:
  • Spend a few minutes in gratitude for the finished work of Jesus while still grappling with what’s yet to be finished in your own life.
  • Claim God’s redemptive grace over the broken parts of your story. Who is he to you in this season? Your joy? Your peace? Your hope?
PRAYER:

Father, thank you for sending your Son, your one and only, to give us life. Thank you that even the worst days are seasoned with your promises. Ones of hope, restoration, and goodness. You take us from glory to glory. Never allowing us to stray far from your love. May we gain a deeper understanding of your humanity even though we know heaven’s song was the melody of your heart. King Jesus, we love you. Amen.

 

 

Tiffany Bluhm
Tiffany Bluhm
I'm Tiffany Bluhm. I'm a wife, mama, writer, speaker, and follower of Jesus. I'm swimming through womanhood and motherhood with a family that looks more like the United Nations delegation than a family from the sub development. I spend my days raising two little boys with my teacher-turned-realtor husband and encourage women to walk in the fullness of God’s love, grace, and plans. I regularly teach Bible Study and travel to speak at Christian women’s events. To find out more visit me at tiffanybluhm.com

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