The Best Question Ever Week 6

Series Big Idea

One Question That Changes Everything. What is the wise thing to do?

Teaching Big Idea

I am wise when I make the most of my time by investing my time in what matters most.

BEGIN IN PRAYER

Begin this session in prayer. Consider asking for humility in the face of God’s teachings. Pray for wisdom.

TALK IT OVER

Ice Breaker

How could looking at your bank statement and your calendar help you understand your priorities?

Can you name some priorities that are fixed and some that are flexible?

DIG IN

Scripture

A person’s days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.  Job 14:5 (NIV)

“Determined” used in this passage means ‘set’ or ‘fixed’, something which God has put in place ahead of time and which we cannot alter.

Observation & Interpretation

Read and discuss:

1. How does culture influence people to ‘control’ the number of their days?

2. As a group, can you create a statement that summarizes what you have just discussed?

Scripture

Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.

 Psalm 39:4 (NIV)

Observation & Interpretation

1. Name some common regrets you’ve heard attributed to those who are near the end of their lives?

2. How could this verse influence your prayer life?

Observation & Interpretation

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 (NIV)

1. Discuss what it means to ‘number our days’.

2. How would you recognize ‘a heart of wisdom’?

Four areas of life where I may need to make daily deposits of time: spiritual/relational/health/professional

Which area is most difficult to keep in its proper place of priority? Why?

CONCLUDE

Pray for wisdom to know how to invest your time in what matters most.