Seeking Jesus in Genesis

 

Someone suggested that when studying books of the Bible, we should look for Jesus.  Can we find Jesus in Genesis?  How are we introduced to Jesus? (Just some examples as we have studied Genesis this month)

Example #1

Genesis 1:1-2 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.”

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness.” Genesis 1:28

We can use the creation story to identify the triune God – God, the Father; God, the Son; and God, the Holy Spirit. Also, the Apostle Paul gives us additional insight.

Colossians 1:15-16 “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For everything was created by him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things have been created through him and for him.”

Example #2 Fall of Man

Genesis 3:15 “I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.”

To put it simply: between humans and snakes, there is hostility as God said.

And Satan tried to strike the incarnate Son of God, but it was not a death blow as God raised him from the dead.  However, Satan will be crushed and his reign on earth will be no more.

Example #3  Tower of Babel

Genesis 11: 7 “Come, let us go down there and confuse their language so that they will not understand one another’s speech.”

Yes, Jesus is in Genesis! He was, He is, and He will always be!

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

And when we mess up, he always responds with grace! Grace that is “greater than all our sin.”

Janice Ramsey