God’s Promise of Peace to Abraham

Based on Genesis 12:1-7; 15:1-6; 21:1-5

Noah’s children had children, and soon the entire Earth was filled with people again. But just like before, these people continued to disobey God and were separated from him. But God still wanted a relationship with them, and he chose one man named Abraham from whom he could make a special people just for himself.

God told Abraham to leave his country and his people and go to a place that He would show him. He said, “Abraham, I am going to make your name famous. I am going to make your descendants into a great nation, and all peoples on the Earth will be blessed through your descendants.” Abraham obeyed God and went to the land that God showed him.

Some time later, Abraham still did not have any children. He asked God, “What good are your blessings for me? I don’t have any children!” But God said to him, “Look up in the sky. Do you see the stars? Can you count them? Your descendants will be like these stars in the sky.”

Even though Abraham and his wife were very old and had not been able to have any children, Abraham believed God. Because of his belief, God was at peace with Abraham and considered Abraham to have a good relationship with him. God did keep the promise He made to Abraham, and when Abraham was 100 years old his wife had a son.

Drawing Elements: Stars, Path, Promise (of peace) Path – Abraham obeyed God and went where he showed him. He went because he believed God. Promise – A promise of blessing (peace) to all peoples of the earth.


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