August 1, 2021

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Wisdom—Finding out what you should do and doing it

If any of you needs wisdom, you should ask God for it. He will give it to you. God gives freely to everyone and doesn’t find fault.

James 1:5, NIrV

Bottom Line

Wisdom is worth searching for.

We start the month with Jesus and our only glimpse into His life as a child. In Luke 2:41-52, we discover that Jesus knew His Father’s house was where He needed to be. Jesus grew in wisdom, faith, and friendship, and this is the model we should follow as we seek to grow in our relationships with God.

Bottom Line: Wisdom is worth searching for. Kids are growing up in the information age with access to more data than we could need or imagine. But our knowledge is only as good as how we apply it. We pray that kids find value in searching for wisdom through God’s Word, trusted friends and Small Group Leaders, and their family. Wisdom is out there; we just need to find it.

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Now for your Kids...

Grab your Bible, paper and a pen/pencil/crayon and get ready to experience Jesus with your kids!  Here’s your theme…Wisdom is finding out what you should do and doing it.

Share with your kids, “We all forget things sometimes. But wisdom is something worth holding on to. As we follow Jesus each day, it will be easier and easier to make wise choices as we gain more knowledge and understanding.”

“After all, no one wants to end up asking questions like…

“Why did I say that hurtful thing?
“Why did I do that hurtful thing?
“Why did I cheat or lie or try to cover up my mistake?’”

Read Proverbs 4:5 with your kids.

Now tell them, “Wisdom protects us from making the kind of choices that can hurt us and others! That’s why it’s important to learn what God says. God made you, He loves you, and His way is best.”

Write out the words of today’s verse on a piece of paper. Draw a box around the words wisdom and understanding. Mark an “X” over the word “forget.” Then draw a circular arrow around the word turn. Place your verse in a spot where your family can see it every day. Ask God to help you listen to His word and follow Him as you make decisions this week.  Have fun spoiling your kids with His Word!

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