From the garden to the plains of Moab, the Torah proclaims the glory of God in salvation through judgment. Yahweh speaks the world with a word, and it is. When his word is broken, the creation itself is subjected to futility. In the judgment, though, comes a hint of the future salvation. some few hold to that hint, and the hints and promises grow, waiting for the day when the seed of the woman arises to crush the head of the serpent and his seed.
– Jim Hamilton, God’s Glory in Salvation Through Judgment, Kindle loc. 2571-74