Oh I pray that you all have had a great week doing this study! This was a week rich in scriptures that speak to me in new ways each time that I read them. Maybe you feel the same way.
The Israelites in the desert. Joshua and Caleb. The Rich Young Ruler. Abraham and Sarah and Isaac. All these stories I've heard time and time again, yet they spoke to me anew.
Let's get started with the questions this week. There were too many great ones to choose from. Decide which ones speak most to you and comment on those or just comment on something that really struck you this week. Basically, say whatever you want to, we're listening!
1. Without getting into specific idols, unless you feel that pull, discuss how craving an idol is different than wanting it or needing it. (Page 103)
2. What does it mean to say God "over-fills" our desire for sin (page 105)? Is God just being spiteful? What are some good reasons that He might "over-fill" our lusts? Have there been times when this has happened to you? If so, share as you are willing.
3. Have you ever tasted or brought back fruit from a future promise that had not been fully realized? In other words, have you ever experienced a glimpse of what God promised you would eventually have in full? If so, describe your experience and whether or not it gave you the faith to keep pressing on. (Page 108)
I'll be back tomorrow to post my answers. We've got groceries and parades and banks and bills to contend with today.
By the way, you all had wonderful and insightful answers last week and I really enjoyed reading them. Thanks so much for sharing in this study with me and for your perseverance. Oh, and I totally forgot to post my answers last week. I'll go comment on last week tomorrow too!
Check back in later this week because I'm going to put up a post about our little get-together! Have a wonderful fall weekend!