TODAY'S SPECIAL: Read: Genesis 2:15-17
TO CHEW ON: “...but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” (Genesis 2:17)
Match the action on the left with what will probably happen on the right:
We know what will happen if we do the everyday things above. When we lose our grip while we're in a tree we’re not surprised that we fall down towards earth, rather than up towards the sky. Neither is it a shock that we hit the ground hard enough to break a bone. We know about earth’s gravity. It helps us make a rule (Don’t jump from a high place) or there will be consequences (or you’ll hurt yourself). It's something we expect.
God gave Adam and Eve one rule when He put them in the garden. The rule was: Don’t eat fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Then God told them what would happen if they broke that rule. What was it? (Genesis 2:17).
We may not like rules but most of them are made for our good. They protect us from getting hurt or hurting others. Do you obey your parent's rules? the rules at school? God's rules?
PRAYER: Dear God, please help me to learn Your rules and to live by them. Amen.
MORE: Broken Rules
Think of a time you broke a rule.
1. What rule did you break?
2. How did you break it?
3. What was the consequence?
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