Sometimes it’s easy to know the wise choice. You probably know by now that a healthy breakfast of fruit, yogurt, and granola is a wiser choice than the greasy, fast food goodness of a sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit. You know, in this case, that the healthy choice is the wise choice.
But what happens when the wise choice isn’t as easy to spot? You weigh the pros and the cons of each choice and seek guidance from wise people. You even take time to pray about it. And, in the end, you go with your gut, trusting that the choice you made is best.
Wisdom isn’t always cut and dry. And as our kids grow up they’ll soon learn that not every decision they’ll have to make is as black and white as we might like.
That’s why giving kids a strong foundation of wisdom is important. We want them to be equipped to face down whatever choices they have in the future. So, we’re taking the next several weeks to talk about wisdom.
We define wisdom as finding out what you should do and doing it. It’s not simply about the difference between right and wrong, but about what is wise as we see life from God’s perspective. Jesus knew this first hand. The Bible says that He grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
When it comes to wisdom, we want every child to grow up and say: “I can trust God no matter what.” And because of how they trust Him they will also realize they can treat others the way they want to be treated and make wise choices regardless of the circumstances.
The principle is simply this, when a child realizes how much Jesus really loves them, what He did so they could have a relationship with God—and when that child makes a relationship with God and His words a priority in his or her life—then they will have the power and wisdom they need to live out a bigger and better story.
We’re hoping to help kids dig deep into the Bible and discover some of God’s wisdom along the way. After all, finding wisdom isn’t that difficult—all you have to do is look.
Memory Verse: “Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare to her” Proverbs 8:10-11, NIV
Life application: Wisdom—finding out what you should do and doing it.
Basic Truth:I can trust God no matter what.
We look forward to partnering with you during the month of August as we seek to raise up children who are totally committed to Jesus Christ!