Another one from the GirlTalk Book Club file:
John MacArthur writes in chapter one: â€œWe need to go back to Scripture to see what Godâ€™s ideal for a woman really is. And the biblical account of Eve is an excellent reminder of what a womanâ€™s true priorities ought to be.â€
How did this chapter influence how you think about your true priorities as a woman?
Chapter 1 â€“ Eve: Mother of All Living
Due: August 10, 2006
â€œEve was designed to be a mother, comforter, nurturer, and helper.â€ (p. 6) Even though the curse and consequences of her sin impacted every area of her life, the ultimate purposes for which she was created â€“ to be Adamâ€™s perfect companion, and the mother of the human race â€“ still existed. This is why God created her.
As a mother, the very thing â€œwhich originally had the potential to bring the most undiluted kind of joy and gladness, would instead be marred by severe pain and difficulty.â€ (p. 19) However, in the midst of Godâ€™s judgment, Eve found hope in her children. For her, and for us, it was the hope of a Redeemer that would eventually come through her. But, even in the pain and difficulty, â€œEve saw them as tokens of Godâ€™s goodness.â€ (p. 25) What a wonderful perspective to have on our children! We live in a day when children are typically viewed as an inconvenience, rather than a gift and blessing from the Lord. I love my daughter more than words could say, and I treasure my times with her, butâ€¦there are days that seem to be filled with non-stop crankiness, teething, and temper tantrums, and, this is a good reminder for me!