Even Better Than Eden: Ch. 1, Wilderness, Reading 2
Read “Discontentment in the Garden,” pp. 17-19. Summarize in a sentence.
“That flicker of discontentment that Eve had entertained in the garden must have become a raging fire after she and Adam were exiled into the unsubdued wilderness that surrounded it. But the chronic discontentment that now dogged her also proved to be a grace. It proved to be a constant reminder that complete and lasting contentment exists only in the life that was promised to them had they obeyed, had they been able to feast forever on the fruit of the tree of life.” (p. 19)
Think about your own area of discontentment and wilderness. How might God use this as a grace in your life, a call to turn your heart to Him for satisfaction?
Read “Discontentment in the Wilderness,” pp. 19-22. Summarize in a sentence.
How does this section enlarge your understanding of God’s nature, heart, or character? How will you respond to Him…in praise and worship? in confession? in trust and faith? in obedience?