DAY FOURTY-SIX - BIG PICTURE IN A YEAR - THE PEOPLE
Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Genesis 2: 7
There is a vital, not-to-be-missed connectedness between Adam and Jesus that begins in Genesis 2. As we unfold this connection, it will help you to understand the grandeur of God’s gospel. And here’s the key – Adam and Jesus are both representatives of mankind.
In our Genesis reading for today, we see Adam again, the very first member of the human race. As such he is the head of the whole human race. All other human beings come from him.
Paul quotes Genesis 2: 7 in 1 Corinthians 15 when he unpacks the important correlation between Adam and Jesus. There have only ever been two heads, or representatives, of the human race. Paul calls them the first man, first Adam, and the second man and last Adam. Adam and Jesus.
For as long as you're under the headship of Adam, you inherit everything from Adam, including sin and death. But if you are transferred from Adam into Christ, the new head of the new human race, then you inherit everything from Jesus, including forgiveness, redemption and eternal life.
How do you get out from under Adam and in to Christ? You simply accept and receive God's invitation to be born-again.
Lord, thank you so much for providing a way out for me.
For the family