Some of the best Bible studies happen when we notice something we haven’t seen before, and we spend some time following the thread. Daniel Ryan Day says that recently, that happened to him when he was reading an all-to-familiar section in Mark. There he paused at what seemed like a random reference to “wild beasts.” But what he discovered as he followed the surprisingly common reference to “wild beasts” throughout Scripture was how those “wild beasts” point us to Jesus.
When Jesus spent forty days being tempted in the wilderness, the Bible says He was surrounded by angels and wild beasts. We know what angels are—but what exactly are the “wild beasts”? In this chapter, you’ll learn about these unexpected participants by looking at other instances in Scripture.
The vast majority of animals are wild—and potentially dangerous. But according to Scripture, it wasn’t always this way! In this chapter, you’ll consider the peaceful existence that Adam and Eve shared with the animals—the “Wild Beasts”—in the Garden of Eden.
If you’ve ever come across a wild animal while on a hike—or even in your neighborhood—the encounter can be both awe-inspiring and fear-inducing! In this chapter, you’ll consider how the fall of humanity corrupted God’s intended relationship between man and wild animal.
Some passages of Scripture fill us with warmth and comfort, while other passages make us wonder if God really is good. In this chapter, you’ll wrestle with a difficult verse in the Bible, using what you know is true about God’s character as a foundation.
The Bible describes a future time when the lion will lie down with the lamb and peace will be restored to God’s creation. And that’s a day worth looking forward to! In this chapter, you’ll learn about the day when man and beast will live in harmony as God intended!