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God Loves You

Girls and boys in many countries are studying these same lessons. So are many of their parents and older brothers and sisters. Why? Because they all like to read about these great men and women who lived long ago. And because it is fun to do the things that you are asked to do in each lesson. Most of all you will like these lessons because of what you will learn about God.

God Loves You | Lesson 3

God Made you

Learn this about God:

  • God made the first man and woman like Himself.
  • God wanted them to be His children.
  • God loves His children and takes care of them.
  • God made you too and wants you to be His child.
  • You will be happy doing what God wants you to do.

These words are from the Bible. Read them aloud 5 times.

The Lord God formed a man’s body from the dust of the ground and breathed into it the breath of life. And man became a living person. Genesis 2:7 (LBM)

To do as you read and study this lesson

Ask God to help you understand what you are reading. Think about the meaning of each underlined sentence.

God made the first man like Himself.

God made the first man from the dust of the ground. God breathed His life into the man God named the first man Adam. Adam was like God in many ways.

Adam could see and hear. Adam could walk and talk. Adam could work and play. Adam could think and feel. Adam could love God like God loved him. Adam was God’s child.

God loved Adam and took care of him.

God made a beautiful garden home for Adam. He called the garden Eden. There were shady trees and bright flowers. Green fields and rivers of cool water. Beautiful birds and friendly animals. There were good fruits to eat. Everything that God had made was good. Adam lived in a perfect world. God gave Adam work to do. God gave him work for his hands. Adam took care of the beautiful garden. God gave Adam work for his mind. Adam named all the animals and birds. God helped Adam do his work right. Adam was very happy doing what God told him to do. Adam wanted to please God, and he did.

Every day God came into the garden. God and Adam talked to one another. God and Adam loved one another.

Adam liked the friendly animals. Adam liked the pretty birds. Adam liked to talk with God. But Adam needed something else. God knew what Adam needed. God always knows what His children need.

God made Adam go to sleep. From Adam’s side God took a rib. From the rib God made a woman. She would help Adam and make him happy.

God woke Adam up and showed him the woman. Adam loved the woman God gave him. Adam called her Eve. Eve became Adam’s wife. Adam and Eve were the first people in the world.

Adam and Eve were happy together in Eden. They loved their beautiful home. They loved one another. They loved God. Together Adam and Eve walked and talked with God.

God made you too and wants you to be His child.

God didn’t make you full-grown like He made Adam. God made you a baby first. He gave you a father and mother to take care of you. God loves you as much as He loved Adam. God wants to be your Father too.

God wants you to be happy too.

You too have work to do— work for your hands and mind. Try to do your work well. Try to please God like Adam did. You will be happy doing what God wants you to do. Do you want God to help you in your work? Memorize this prayer and say it to God every morning.


Thank you, God, for work and play. Help me in my work, I pray. Help me please you, God, today, In all I do and all I say.

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