Spurgeon, "In the Garden with Him." #2106.
So the Lord God said to the serpent, "Because you
have done this, you will be punished...
And I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your seed and her seed..." Genesis 3:14-15
There are two seeds in the world- the seed
of the woman, and the seed of the serpent.
And if the seed of the serpent never hisses at you,
you may be afraid that you do not belong to the
seed of the woman. God has put an enmity between
the serpent and the woman; between the serpent's
seed and the woman's seed.
And so it must be till the end of time.
Take any opposition that you get from worldlings as
a token for good, a sign that you are of a different
race from those who despise you, a testimonial to
your character from those whose homage to goodness
embodies itself in persecution. That is the way in which
they compliment us.