God’s Plan to Save Us
God put Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden because they had sinned. They and all the earth suffered because of their sin. But God is merciful. He wanted to save Adam and Eve and their children from sin, evil, and the power of Satan.
Already at this time God began to show his plan to save mankind from sin. He did two things which showed that he had a plan:
- He promised that a son born to a woman would crush the head of Satan. This is the first promise from God about the Messiah:
15 I will make you and the woman hate each other; her offspring and yours will always be enemies. Her offspring will crush your head, and you will bite her offspring’s heel.” (Genesis 3:15)
- He clothed Adam and Eve with skins to cover their shame and sin:
21 And the Lord God made clothes out of animal skins for Adam and his wife, and he clothed them. (Genesis 3:21)
Later on the prophets explain what this means. But for now it is important to remember this:
As soon as Adam and Eve sinned, God began to show his plan to save mankind from sin.