When God cursed the serpent in verses 14-15, at the same time He offered the greatest promise mankind has received from God. Through the seed of woman, a person with no father on this earth, God would crush the power of Satan and offer to us eternal life. No one could have known how God would pull this off. Even up to the time Jesus lay dead in a tomb, Satan thought he had won. But the resurrection of the Christ means that Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross can be extended as an atonement for the sins of each one of us.