A forever promise

For the Lesson titled “Soul” from February 10–16, 2014

This week’s Bible Lesson, titled “Soul,” explores the covenants—agreements between God and humankind—in the Bible. In one of the earliest covenants, God announces to the patriarch Abram, “I am the Almighty God” (Genesis 17:1, Golden Text ). Then God astonishes the 99-year-old Abram by promising to change his name to Abraham and make him the “father of many nations” (Genesis 17:4), giving him and his aged wife Sarai a son. He’ll be the God of Abraham’s descendants, the children of Israel, forever, giving them the land of Canaan. In exchange for this particular covenant, the Almighty God, or “God all-knowing,” expects nothing (Interpreter’s One-Volume Commentary). It’s unconditional.

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