As with every chapter of the Bible, there are just so many amazing things in Genesis 3. One question I always ask is “Why did God search for Adam & Eve?” God is omniscient, of course He knew where Adam and Eve were! Was He giving them the opportunity to hide themselves or show themselves? I don’t know the answer, if you have any thoughts, let me know!
I think the main thing that stands out to me in this chapter currently (as a result of doing the Kairos Course at the moment, highly recommended!), is in verse fifteen:
What the course pointed out to me (and I agree) is the difference in severity in the two actions. The snake will strike the heel of the woman’s offspring. That’s painful, but not deadly. But the woman’s offspring will crush the snake’s head. When your head is crushed you’re gone for good! Who is the woman’s offspring? Why Jesus, of course! Already in only the third chapter of the Bible, God is making His plan for the redemption of mankind known, in the same chapter in which mankind fell and thus became needy of redemption! Sometimes it seems like God takes His time about things. Why wait thousands of years to send Jesus, and thousands of years after that we’re still waiting for the second coming? Well God’s got it under control, He had a plan from the moment Adam and Eve first sinned :)