My first thought is from a teacher`s point of view. If your kids can`t sit and listen for 10 minutes, how do you think they`ll work at school? This may be a sign that you should work on this skill. Let them practice sitting and listening to you read. The more they practice, the more your children can sit and listen. I read to my boys for at least 30 to 60 minutes when they were two years old. But I did it every day, so they had developed the ability to sit and listen. 3. Good judgment when choosing friends is another facet of teaching your child the ways of wisdom. Make sure the children understand that they tend to be like the people they “hang out with” (Proverbs 13:20). It is wise to choose friends whose faith is growing and strong. Go with friends who pick up instead of those who go down. It is not wise to flirt with friendships that dilute growth with God. Discuss why they should avoid friendships that become a wedge between the child and the parent.
Wisdom has a high level of friendship. Ask your children to pray for friends who will complete their faith and draw them closer to Heavenly Father. Wise friends rub off on your children in a wise way. God has said that He willingly will give wisdom to those who ask for it (James 1:5). Thus, we can choose the path of wisdom by spending time each day reading and studying the Bible. The wise also memorize and remember God`s Word so that they are able to know what to do and say in every situation. And one of the blessings of hearing and obeying God`s commandments is that the wise are happy (Proverbs 3:13)! How can children be wise? When God told Solomon to ask Him what He should give him, Solomon replied, “Now give me knowledge and wisdom” (2 Chronicles 1:7–10). Love is what Christians are supposed to do everything with. When we apply wisdom through love, it helps us think about how our actions affect others. So when we act with love, our relationships improve, our faith becomes stronger, and we get along better with others. Whenever we make a decision or have something to do, love helps us to do it with confidence that we are doing it right.
What a beautiful concept. As you teach wisdom to your children, teach them to live skillfully in a way that attracts others to their attractiveness. I also like that Proverbs teach children to obey their mother and father and listen to their instructions. “My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don`t neglect your mother`s instructions. (Proverbs 1:8 (New living translation). This is another great lesson that children must have rooted in their hearts. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously and irreproachably to all, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5) Now, if you think this is unrealistic and your kids couldn`t sit for 10 minutes and listen to the lyrics, let me give you two thoughts.
How do you define wisdom? I have often heard our pastor define wisdom as “the ability to live one`s life skillfully and profitably.” And of course, as a word nerd, I looked profitable. It means “attractive or attractive in appearance or character”. Meaning, common sense, judgment, wisdom mean the ability to draw intelligent conclusions. Have you ever known someone who was incredibly smart and constantly made stupid decisions? They lacked wisdom, and wisdom is essential to living a blessed and successful life. Unfortunately, wisdom is not innate. Instead, wisdom must be actively acquired and pursued. And one of the best places to learn about wisdom is the book of Proverbs in the Bible. How can we tell the difference between the path of wisdom and the path of foolishness? God is the source of all wisdom (Proverbs 9:10; Colossians 2:2-3).
According to God, wisdom means listening and doing what He says (Deuteronomy 4:5-6). Wisdom means knowing the difference between what God says is right and what is wrong. Proverbs is known as the Book of Wisdom. It was written by King Solomon, who was considered the wisest man in the world. He wrote these proverbs as a guide to a good life. In today`s lesson, we will learn a funny word. Maybe you`ve heard people say their grandfather is wise, or maybe the librarian because they read a lot of books. Well, wisdom isn`t just for the elderly or intelligent. Wisdom is for everyone, including children! Here`s why.
Wisdom simply means knowing what is right and doing it. So you are wise if you know the rules at home or school and choose to follow them. You are wise when you read the Bible and do what it says. In this way, everyone can attain wisdom. Just look for the right information and put it into practice. Wisdom also makes life much more fun. When we choose to obey God`s Word, we are happy and safe. But if we choose not to obey Him, we will make bad decisions that will have painful consequences. So make sure that as a child, you become really good at seeking wisdom so that when you grow up, you will be truly good at following God`s way.
And you will have a lot of wisdom to share with others! Being older doesn`t necessarily mean you`re wiser. But more often than not, older people are wiser than younger ones. Do you know why? I think it`s because they`ve seen how quickly life goes by. The Bible says in Psalm 90:12 that a heart of wisdom comes from “counting our days,” which could mean understanding that our life on earth is short, but that we will live forever in heaven. If we keep this in mind, we can make better decisions every day. Did you know that the Bible tells us about the wisest man who ever lived? It was King Solomon. God told him that He could ask him anything he wanted. Do you know what he asked her to do? Wisdom so that he can be a better leader.
He got along well with a bunch of other things too! Later in the Bible, we read that we must “seek God first” and that we are given everything we need. So if we want wisdom, we can do it by asking God for wisdom. Another important lesson taught by Proverbs is that mother and father must discipline their children.