The Promise

Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.  Hebrews 2:14-15 (NLT)

Of all God’s promises, this one was first
Yet generations continue to thirst

That old serpent was deceptively wise
And taunted Eve with his masterful lies

Sin entered the world, its wages are death
But Christ prevailed when He took his last breath

Trampled underfoot, the serpent is bruised
The evil one stands forever accused

Our forefathers saw Christ afar and believed
The Blessed Hope they embraced and received

By Abraham’s faith he was justified
He stepped out knowing the Lord would provide

Moses left treasures for the King’s reward
David’s heart sang of a merciful Lord

Our Redeemer lives, as even Job knew
The First and the Last and all that is True

Born of a virgin and under the law
Christ vindicates sinners once and for all

By His defense alone we must plead
The Son of God is the promised seed

Genesis 3:15 I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Acts 3:25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Galatians 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law

Colossian 2:15 [And] having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.




Filed under Christian, Faith, God, Jesus, Poetry, Redemption

10 responses to “The Promise

  1. Very nice…God bless you !

  2. Another nice poem…Blessings, David.

  3. Awesome post. Truth in poetic form is so incredible
    have a great day in Christ:

  4. Gosh, it really stood out to me, the scripture in the beginning because of the version, so clear: “For only as a human being could He die…” Blindness is exactly that–blind! Otherwise, how hard should it be to see that as human beings we NEED Christ the Savior?!

  5. Another lovely poem Scotti….

  6. I really enjoy your poems Scotti, thank you for sharing them with us.

    Blessings to you!

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