Make a Promise, Keep a Promise

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Have you ever made a promise to a friend before? When you make a promise to someone, they’re trusting you to do what you said you would do? It’s really important to keep a promise when you make one! Did you know that God made a special promise to His friends a long time ago?

God was really sad when He made Adam and Eve leave the garden of Eden. It was a special place in our home God made just for them. But He had to send them out of the garden because they disobeyed Him. They ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. God told them not to eat the fruit, but Satan used his serpent disguise to trick them into eating it.

But before God sent them out of the garden, He made a special promise to them and to us. Read it very carefully.

“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” (Gen. 3:15)

This is God’s most special promise. Do you know why? Because He promised that one day, we would be able to live with Him again! He promised us that He would be with us and protect us! Even though Satan and his evil angels would make things hard for Adam, Eve, and all their children (including us!), God would be with them. And God always keeps His promises.

Satan and his evil angels always try to stop God from keeping His promises. But people in the Bible like Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob trusted God to do what He said He would do. God kept the promises He made to each of them. He was with them and protected them.

When we make a promise to someone, we should keep our promise the way God keeps His. In our next lesson, we’re going to learn more about the special promise God made and Who He sent to keep it.

Questions

  1. Why do you think it’s important to keep the promises you make?
  2. How do you feel when you know that God promised to always be with you?

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