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Eternal Perspective


Mark Scott Mark Scott has been on staff with Cru since 1999. He met his wife Jocelyn at a Cru meeting at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. They got married in 1994 and have three children Joy, William and Jack. Mark loves New Jersey and loves college students!
 
PASSAGE | Psalm 39


Psalm 39:1-13 ESV

[1] I said, “I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my presence.” [2] I was mute and silent; I held my peace to no avail, and my distress grew worse. [3] My heart became hot within me. As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue: [4] “O LORD, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! [5] Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah [6] Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are in turmoil; man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather! [7] “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you. [8] Deliver me from all my transgressions. Do not make me the scorn of the fool! [9] I am mute; I do not open my mouth, for it is you who have done it. [10] Remove your stroke from me; I am spent by the hostility of your hand. [11] When you discipline a man with rebukes for sin, you consume like a moth what is dear to him; surely all mankind is a mere breath! Selah [12] “Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace at my tears! For I am a sojourner with you, a guest, like all my fathers. [13] Look away from me, that I may smile again, before I depart and am no more!”

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  1. What do you love about life?

  2. Have you ever been a guest of someone in another country or culture? What was it like?

  3. How do we keep an eternal perspective while still caring and engaging with our world?

  4. Read Mark 13:32-37. What does it mean to stay awake?

  5. What are some things that excite you about heaven?




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