Pastor Thomas mentioned the Latin phrase ‘summum bonum’ which means: the value of values, the highest good of all.
Motivated By Brevity
How do these 4 short passages describe the brevity of life? And what does each suggest is most significant (summum bonum) in light of our brevity?
What values and pursuits do you need to decrease or increase in light of your brevity?
Motivated By Outward Living for God’s Kingdom
How do each of these 4 passages promote a summum bonum that draws you toward living intentionally for the Kingdom of God?
Each of these passages are Jesus’ own words. He intentionally appeals to our joy and longing for a meaningful life. He tells us to live intentionally for maximizing our joy and satisfaction.
Close by reading and praying over Psalm 73:25-26. Allow these words to form prayers of repentance and/or praise and/or requests to God about your place in outwardly living for His Kingdom.