Walk Circumspectly, Redeeming the Time


1. The older we get, the more we think about using our time wisely in light of eternity. We try to evaluate what really matters. Moses must have been feeling this when he prayed the words recorded in Psalm 90.
  a) How did Moses spend his first 40 years? (Exodus 2:1-15)
  b) How did Moses spend his next 40 years? (Exodus 2:11 – 7:7)
  c) How did Moses spend the final 40 years of his life? (Exodus 7:8-13 to Deut. 34:12)

2. Jesus lived to accomplish the Father’s purpose and knew that He had done so as His short life neared the end (John 17:4).  What are some of the things He accomplished during His 3 short years of ministry?  (Thought questions – answers will vary.)

3. The apostle Paul was also a man of godly purpose. He lived to exalt Christ and to know Him.  At the end of his life, as he faced execution, Paul knew that he had … (2 Timothy 4:7)

4. What did Paul know would be his reward, for making every moment count in serving His Lord and Savior?

5. Read Ephesians 5:16 again, and then read Colossians 4:5.
  a) What phrase is the same in both verses?
  b) Why did Paul say we are to make the most of every minute?

6. To redeem the time, we must know what God wants us to be and what He wants us to do.  What are some ways we can use our time for His glory? (Thought questions – answers will vary.)

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