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Summary: SINCE OUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED, WE SEEK PERSPECTIVE FROM THE GOD OF ETERNITY

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BIG IDEA:

SINCE OUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED, WE SEEK PERSPECTIVE

FROM THE GOD OF ETERNITY

INTRODUCTION:

Written by Moses = "the man of God": certainly he had a unique perspective to offer on life;

had seen and experienced much; yet his life too was finite and full of disappointment;

he struggled with unfulfilled dreams of wanting to enter into the promised land;

spent his last 40 years wandering in the wilderness

What constitutes the "Wilderness Experience" in your life?

I. (:1-2) OUR POINT OF REFERENCE MUST ALWAYS BE THE GOD OF ETERNITY

A. The God of Eternity is the God who Offers Himself as Our Home

B. The God of Eternity is the God of Creation

C. The God of Eternity is the God who is Sovereign over History

II. (:3-6) WE NEED GOD’S PERSPECTIVE BECAUSE OF OUR FINITENESS

A. God is Sovereign in dictating our Lifespan

B. God’s Perspective on Time is Vastly Different than Ours

C. Man is Limited by the Cycle of Finiteness

III. (:7-12) WE NEED GOD’S PERSPECTIVE BECAUSE OF OUR SINFULNESS

A. Our Sin is the Cause of God’s Anger

B. Our Days are Numbered

C. Our Opportunities are Limited

Key = having God’s perspective = "a heart of wisdom"

IV. (:13-17) WE NEED GOD’S PERSPECTIVE IN ORDER TO EXPERIENCE JOY AND FULFILLMENT

A. (:13-15) God’s Perspective Includes the Joy of Future Restoration to Blessing

sing for joy

be glad all our days

B. (:16-17) God’s Perspective Includes the Fulfillment of Faithfulness to our Calling

"confirm the work of our hands"

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DEVOTIONAL QUESTIONS:

1) When you are suffering from boredom and the monotony of life, what types of negative thoughts keep coming back to haunt you? How is God’s perspective different in those particular areas?

2) What are the benefits of keeping in mind the brevity of life?

3) How was Moses able to keep his sanity during those long years of waiting for the Lord to use Him in some type of ministry? How did he remain faithful to the Lord during those years?

4) How confident are we in the Lord’s ability and desire to pack our days on this earth full with joy and blessing?

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