Wisdom- God’s Gift

First, Seek Him...

Every day we make decisions and choices that affect our lives. From what we say to how we interact with others, we need wisdom. Believers in Jesus have the amazing opportunity to ask God for His wisdom – – – and He promises to give it! Have you asked Him? What’s your Jesus Story about this?

...Then Speak Him!

As you consider how God has given you wisdom in your own life, talk to those entrusted to you about asking God for wisdom, too. No matter what their age or stage, kids can be trained to ask God for His perspective. Speak Him!

*** Downloadable/printable lesson and verse images are available at the end of this lesson.***

Word

What Does The Bible Say?

This week’s verse: James 1:5 – “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all… and it will be given.

The verse for Preschoolers: James 1:5 – “If…you lack wisdom…ask God!”

Whispers

What Truth is God Speaking to Us through This Passage?

With all your questions about life, come to Me and ask for My perspective. I will give wisdom to you!” – God

Wisdom

How can we Pray and Seek God about this Truth?

“Lord, how can we understand the way to go and what to do? How can we understand Your Word and apply it to our lives? Please give us Your wisdom and perspective today and every day. Amen!”

Welcomes

What Can We Learn About This Truth?

Who, what, where, when, why and how? Life is full of so many questions! We can find the answers we need through a very special gift God gives called Wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to see life the way God sees it and then live according to that. God is so good to give us the gift of His Wisdom when we seek Him for it!

Weavings

What Else Does the Bible Say About This Truth?

God is the Creator. He made everything, and He knows how it all fits together and works.

And then there’s us. We might know some things, but we sure don’t know everything! In all areas of our lives, we need God’s Wisdom to guide us! But how do we get His Wisdom? 

The Bible tells the story of young King Solomon who got an amazing offer from the Lord. God said to him, “Ask. What should I give you?” (I Kings 3:5 HCSB). Out of all the things Solomon could have requested, he chose to ask God for wisdom and understanding (1 Kings 3:9). And – guess what? God gave it to him! Solomon became one of the wisest people to ever live.

The Bible says, “Where shall wisdom be found? …God understands the way to it, and he knows its place. For he looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens” (Job 28:12, 23-24).

God sees it all; He knows it all, and He can guide us through it all by His Wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to see life through God’s perspective and then live our lives guided by that. God’s perspective is His point of view. Without this, it’s like we’re standing at the base of a mountain and can only see what’s right around us. Living with His perspective is like standing on a mountaintop and seeing His point of view in every direction! This is wisdom!

The thing about Solomon’s story is that he’s not the only one to whom God will give great wisdom. Solomon taught his son, “If you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 3:3-6).

God promises to give wisdom to anyone who seeks Him and asks for it! His Word says, If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all… and it will be given” (James 1:5). Our generous God gives His wisdom! Let’s be people who ask Him for this great gift!

Walking

How Can We Live Out This Truth?

Ecclesiastes 7:25 says – “I turned my heart to know and to search out and to seek wisdom…” Every day we ask questions and make decisions, but how do we know if we are doing this according to God’s wisdom or our own? Jesus’ half-brother James wrote a very important description describing the differences between God’s wisdom and the world’s wisdom. Let’s read James 3:13-18.

I’m printing out a chart (a downloadable available at the end of this lesson) with this Scripture passage and put it where we can see it this week. As you’re getting ready for your day, I want you to look over this chart and think about your life. Do you have the traits of God’s wisdom or the world’s wisdom? Let’s keep talking about this along life’s way this week!

For Younger Children: Print out the chart and cut it into pieces. Have two boxes or hats, one representing God’s Wisdom and one representing Worldly Wisdom. As you read aloud each descriptive word/phrase, let your little one put it into the correct box. You’ll be amazed at how much they intuitively understand!

Wonders

What Questions Do We Have About This?

What is Wisdom?
What are some things you need wisdom about?
What did God offer Solomon?
What did Solomon ask for?
What are some of the traits of God’s wisdom?
What are some traits of the world’s wisdom?
How often did you ask God for His wisdom this week?
Where can you start searching for God’s wisdom?
(in His Word, through prayer!)

Worship

How Shall We Respond To The Lord In This Truth?

Worship through Praise:

“Perfect Wisdom of our God” by Keith and Kristyn Getty

Worship through Prayer: Lord God, give us wisdom! Help us to be people who seek Your perspective about everything in life – from how we understand Scripture to how we interact with others. Help us see life the way You see it then live our lives Your way. We ask this in Your Name Jesus, amen!

A Family Blessing

A Blessing from this Lesson to Speak over Those God has Entrusted to You!

“God offers wisdom to all who ask Him for it, and I pray that you will receive His gift. May you “be very careful…how you live – not as unwise but as wise” (Ephesians 5:15), always seeking God for His perspective. In Jesus’ Name!”

 

“God offers wisdom to all who ask Him for it, and I pray that you will receive His gift. May you “be very careful…how you live – not as unwise but as wise” (Ephesians 5:15), always seeking God for His perspective. In Jesus’ Name!”

 

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