Isaiah 53:6 (NIV) All we, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him (Christ) the iniquity of us all.
Genesis chronicles the failure of mankind under every condition provided by God: amid an ideal environment (Eden), under the rule of conscience (from the fall to the flood), and under Patriarchal rule (from Noah to Joseph). Genesis points to redemption by blood and the salvation of man by divine grace. It leads us to understand the necessity of man to know by failure his own weakness and insufficiency so as to bring him to the mercy and grace of God. It points toward the new birth (John 3:3-6) and the new creation of ruined man (II Cor. 5:17). This is the greatest story ever told. Studying our ancient beginnings in Genesis answers many “why” questions about humanity’s injustices and brokenness and why we need a Savior.