The word promise appears 224 times in the New International Version (NIV) of the bible and 163 times in the English Standard Version (ESV) but it is not the existence of the word ‘promise’ that is important, it is the giving of one.
and between your offspring and her offspring;
he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” –Genesis 3:15 (ESV)
In a world filled with broken promises, it is easy to read these words and let them be just that, words. When you consider the bigger picture though, it becomes much harder, I would even say impossible, to set them aside so flippantly.
The great Creator of all things made man knowing we would, not once but repeatedly, break His heart. He knew He would have to intervene so His children could come home to Him. He knew He would have to be more than our God, but also the Spirit that guides us and the Son that dies for us so we could know Him in eternity. Yet, despite knowing all of this, God not only made man but He gave man the choice to, or not to, eat the apple. He promises us after we’ve broken His heart to give us a Savior. No other god made that promise nor kept it nor loved their people (not their creations) enough to carry to even propose it but ours.