Cain, Abel, Seth, and the Two Seeds

In Genesis 4, the progress of sin is swift, sad, and unmistakable. In fact as we read through this chapter, it seems that the seed of the serpent is triumphing in every direction. So this chapter, in part, is about the inescapable and grievous effects of sin.But Genesis 4 is also about the promised seed of the woman, and how God’s gospel remains true even when it seems that sin and death are prevailing.In even the darkest of times, when pain and disappointment and loss hold sway, God is sovereign – and he is still overruling every tragic result of the fall in order to bring about his own redemptive purposes.