WISDOM: Finding out what you should do and doing it.
Series Memory Verse: “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God…and it will be given to you.” James 1:5a (NIV)
Main Point If you want to be wise, hang out with wise people.
Bible Story: Rehoboam Listens to Fools | 2 Chronicles 10
Wisdom is more than just being smart. It’s more than knowing the difference between right and wrong.
Wisdom means learning how to see life from God’s perspective. It’s finding out what you should do . . . and doing it!
Since God is the source of all wisdom, we can always go to Him to find it. We’ve got to go on the hunt — Goonies-style — because His wisdom is worth searching for.
In week three, we head to 2 Chronicles 10 and discover what happens with Solomon’s son, Rehoboam. When he took over as king over Israel, people pleaded with him to make life easier for them. Rehoboam received counsel on both sides of this issue. Rather than acting on the advice from his father’s advisers, he acts on the foolish advice of his friends. This ends up causing a split in the nation of Israel, creating Israel and Judah.
If you want to be wise, hang out with wise people. It’s been said that we are sum total of our five closest friends. Who we choose to spend our time with influences not only the choices we make but who we are. We pray that kids learn that when they surround themselves with wise friends, they will be more likely to make wise choices throughout every area of their life.
At bedtime, read Proverbs 13:20. Ask God to provide you with friends who love Him and will help point you toward wise choices.