The Truth About Wisdom For Kids

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How can we encourage children to seek wisdom? Wisdom is vital for children to have in order to fulfill God’s plan for their life…especially in today’s world. But only God can give true wisdom and help a child apply it to daily life. Thus, we want to encourage children to maximize God’s truth by helping them understand biblical wisdom.

Wisdom is:

W...orthy Knowledge From God “But the wisdom from above is first
pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and
good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical.” James 3:17 NET

I...nvaluable Knowledge From God “By wisdom the Lord laid the
foundation of the earth; he established the heavens by
understanding.” Proverbs 3:19 NET

S...upreme Knowledge From God “Wisdom is supreme so acquire
wisdom, and whatever you acquire, acquire understanding!”
Proverbs 4:7 NET

D...istinct Knowledge From God “Now we do speak wisdom among the
mature, but not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who
are perishing. Instead we speak the wisdom of God, hidden in a
mystery, that God determined before the ages for our glory.”
1 Corinthians 2:6-7 NET

O...nly True Knowledge From God “Acquire truth and do
not sell it –wisdom, and discipline, and understanding.”
Proverbs 23:23 NET

M...ost Important Knowledge From God “He is the reason you have a
relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from
God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so
that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
1 Corinthians:1:30-31 NET

For a more in-depth study on wisdom, ask children ages 8 through 12 years old to find the word wisdom in the back of their Bible and answer these questions.

1. How many times is the word wisdom used in the Bible?
2. In how many books of the Bible does the word wisdom appear?
3. In what book is the word wisdom used the most?

Then have them read Proverbs 1:7 and answer:

4. Who despises wisdom and understanding?
5. What is the beginning of knowledge?

Then Proverbs 2 and answer:

6. Who gives wisdom?
7. Can we have wisdom and understanding without God?
8. What will wisdom do for you?

Then Proverbs 3:5-7 and answer:

9. What are you suppose to do?
10. What will God do for you?

After they have answered all the questions, have each child write a personal prayer to God asking Him for wisdom.

“Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who obtains understanding.” Proverbs 3:13 NET. My prayer is that all of the children in your ministry find wisdom and receive blessings from God.

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