January 10 | The Abrahamic Covenant

Using the daily reading prompts from George H. Guthrie’s Read the Bible for Life, here’s how to use this devotional:
  1. Bring your Bible!  Your kids need to see that everything you are reading to them or learning about comes from an actual Bible!
  2. Each day starts with a reading prompt.  Read the selection as a family.  If your kids are readers, encourage them to read along with you.
  3. After you’ve read the passage, read the short devotional thought that goes along with each passage.
  4. Prayer and application are important any time we read God’s word!  After each devotional, there is a challenge to help apply what your family has read that day.
  5. There is a reading for six days of the week.  The last reading of the week is a Gospel Conversation Prompt to help you connect the reading from the week with God’s plan for salvation.

Today’s Reading:

Read Genesis 15

Covenant is a pretty important word that we will read about often in the Bible. It is a promise or an
agreement between two people that cannot be broken. When God promised Abram that he would
bless him and make him the father of many nations, that was a covenant. It was a promise to Abram
that God would fulfill no matter what. Abram had to trust that what God had promised, he would make

The covenant between God and Abram was that Abram’s people (his family) would become God’s
chosen people. He had a special plan for Abram’s family. At this point, Abram and Sarai still had no
children so Abram trusted what God was saying, even though he was not sure how it could possibly be.

One of the things that God told Abram is that his descendants, the people in his family, would be as
many as the stars in the sky. Have you ever tried to count all of the stars in the sky? That is a lot of
family members. Imagine Christmas dinner with all of that family!


Can you think of something that you have to trust God to do even though you cannot see how He could
do it? Spend some time talking about what trust means with your family.