Summary of passages: Various passages for the day.
5) Part-personal Questions. My answers: Fallen. Bible describes it as cursed and sin made it so. Paul adds in Romans a world of suffering, decaying, and groaning.
6a) Personal Question. My answer: I’m assuming “this contrast” refers to the state of earth versus the state of heaven. I look forward to the next life, but I don’t long for it. I have work here yet to do and until that’s done I focus on God’s will for me here on earth. It’s such a short time. Eternity is not going anywhere. But my earthly life is and I will be sad for all of eternity if I don’t accomplish God’s purpose for me here.
b) Personal Question. My answer: Like I said above, I focus on God’s will for my life here to bring me contentment (Ephesians 2:10). Serve others. Teach others. My kids first about God’s love. And whoever else God brings to my path. If I live consciously for God, He’ll take care of the rest.
Conclusions: Anyone want to explain to me how this all relates to the book of Revelation? This lesson was bad and repetitive (how many times have we been asked about bringing others to Christ?) This has definitely been the most evangelical of BSF’s studies so far that I’ve done.