The Good Life

Think about what most people associate with the “good life”.If a poll were to be taken asking people what was most important for a satisfying life, which of the following do you think would be rated 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.

Fame Wealth Leisure time Wisdom Power
Meaningful work good relationship with God other
God’s Word tells us that He loves people and naturally wants them to have a good life. In fact, Jesus said (John 10:10) “I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness.” And God shows us, in His Word, how that good life can be ours. He tells us what our focus should be on, in order to experience the good life. He also warns us about what will happen if our focus is on the wrong thing.

Prepare a chart with two columns. As you explore each of the following Bible verse pick out what the focus is on and record it in the first column. Determine what the result such a focus will be and record it in the second column.

1 Timothy 6:9-10
Luke 12:15-21
1 John 2:15-17
Ecclesiastes 1:16-2:17
Psalm 37:4-5
Psalm 16:8, 9, 11
John 15:1-11
Jeremiah 17:7-8
Psalm 1:1-3
Matthew 6:33
Colossians 2:9-10

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