Key Passage: 1 Kings 8:61 “Let your heart be completely devoted to the Lord our God.”
Big Picture Question: Where does wisdom come from? Wisdom comes from God.
Christ Connection: God gives us wisdom in the Bible. Wisdom comes from knowing and loving God. (Proverbs 1:7) Wisdom teaches us how to live. God wants to change people who know and love Him to become like Jesus.
This weeks story in The Gospel Project for Kids is a little different from most other stories kids hear in Bible study. This week, your kids learned about three entire books of the Bible. To wrap up this section of Scripture concerning David and his son Solomon, we learned about the poetry and wisdom the Bible offers from Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes.
King David wrote many of the 150 Psalms included in this book. Remember Psalm 51? David prayed to God for repentance. Many other Psalms are words of praise, expressions of joy, thanksgiving to God, and a listing of the importance of God’s Word. Take a few minutes and read Psalm 119 and praise God for His eternal Word.
King Solomon wrote much of the Book of Proverbs. Proverbs are short sayings that teach a truth. Since God had granted Solomon great wisdom, much of his writing centered around ways to live a holy life to God. Solomon also wrote in Ecclesiastes why God created the world—so people would worship God and see how good He is.
Wisdom in the Bible is not just words about how to live. God gives us wisdom because He wants us to be like Jesus—in how we live, how we speak, and how we think. We become wise by knowing and loving Jesus, who became God-given wisdom for us. (1 Corinthians 1:30)
Family Activity: Choose a favorite praise or worship song, look up the lyrics online and talk about the words. Then, sing the song! If you have a hymnal, mark favorite family hymns. Locate in the index a hymn with text from the Book of Psalms and read the text.
Go further: Spend some time journaling with your kids. Encourage them to write down the things God reveals to them in His Word. Discuss differences between what God says is wise, and what the world says is wise.