God’s Covenant with Abram

This is a simplified version of the Bible story found in Genesis 15, written for children to understand. For the original version, please refer to the Bible passage.

Once upon a time, there was a man named Abram. One day, God spoke to Abram in a special dream and said, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your protector and your reward will be great.” Abram replied, “God, what can you give me if I don’t have any children? The person who will inherit my belongings is my servant.” But God replied, “No, your own child will be your heir.”

Then, God took Abram outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars, if you can. Your family will be as many as the stars in the sky!” Abram believed God, and God was happy with him.

God said to Abram, “I am the Lord who brought you out of your old home to give you a new land.” Abram asked, “God, how can I be sure I will get this new land?” God said, “Bring me a heifer, a female goat, a ram, a turtledove, and a pigeon.” So Abram brought the animals and cut them in half, placing one half on each side.

As the sun went down, Abram fell into a deep sleep. Suddenly, he saw a dark and scary vision. God told him that his family would live in a different land where they would be treated badly for 400 years. But God promised to punish the people who treated Abram’s family badly and bring them back to their own land one day.

Finally, God made a promise to Abram, which is called a covenant. God said, “To your children and grandchildren, I will give this new land. The land will be as big as from the river of Egypt to the river Euphrates. This land will belong to your family and to many other groups of people.”

Biblical Lessons

  • God can do great things, even if we think it is impossible.
  • God keeps his promises and can be trusted.
  • We should have faith in God, even when we do not understand everything.
  • God has a plan for our lives, and we can trust that it is good.
  • Even when we have doubts or questions, we can bring them to God and He will listen.
  • God values faith and obedience in His people.

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