The child will be able to recall the promise that God made to defeat Satan.
Bible Story Reference: Genesis 3:1-19
Romans 3:23 (NIV)
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
God’s enemy, Satan, appeared to Adam and Eve in the garden.
“Did God really tell you not to eat fruit from any tree?” the snake asked Eve.
“God said we could eat from any tree,” Eve replied, “except from the tree in the middle. God said that if we eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, that we will die.”
“No, you will not!” the snake said. “You will only know the difference between good and evil, just like God.”
Eve looked at the forbidden fruit. It looked beautiful and tasty. She wanted the wisdom that it would give her. So, she ate it and offered it to Adam. He ate it, too.
Right away, they were different. They knew what they had done. They realized they were naked.
So, they sewed leaves together to cover themselves.
Later, they heard God walking in the garden. But they were scared and hid behind some trees.
“Where are you?” God called out.
“I was scared,” Adam replied. “I was naked and heard you, so I hid!”
“How did you know you were naked?” God asked. “Did you eat fruit from the forbidden tree?”
Adam blamed the woman.
“What have you done?” God asked the woman.
“It was the snake!” Eve replied. “He tricked me!”
God told the snake, “You will be cursed because of what you have done. You will crawl on your stomach and eat dirt. The woman and you will always hate each other, and your descendants will hate each other, too. But a child from the woman will crush and defeat you.”
Then God said to Eve, “Giving birth will now be painful. You will want your husband, but he will rule over you.”
God said to Adam, “The ground will be cursed because of what you did. Now you will have to work to grow food. From the soil you came, to the soil you will return.”
In the garden, the snake was Satan.Satan does not want us to trust and obey God. He wants us to sin. Sin is anything we think, say, or do that displeases God. Adam and Eve sinned when they chose to disobey God by eating the forbidden fruit. Sin brought pain and death into the world, but God made a promise for the future. God promised to send a Saviour to save us from our sin and defeat Satan. Many years later, God kept his promise. He sent his own Son, Jesus, to defeat Satan.
Thank you for making a way back to you through Jesus.
Help me trust and obey you. Amen.
This is to remind us that the fall happened because Adam and Eve ate from the tree that God had told them not to eat from.
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