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1.2 – Proverbs

Parent’s Prayer

Feel free to pray your own prayer or use the following as an outline:

Dear God,

Be with us during this time as we open up the book of Proverbs. Help us to learn from the wisdom in this book and be able to apply it to our daily lives. Speak to us and grow us as we learn to love you and love others as you have loved us.

Amen.

Scripture Search

Read through the following section of scripture:

Proverbs 6:1-9

 

Question Time

1. What’s one of the dumbest or most embarrassing things you’ve ever done?

Share some of your own personal stories, share some silly stories and be honest and share some of the things that are not as easy to share.

2. Read Proverbs 1:1-7. Why is wisdom such a big deal? What are some of the ways mentioned that we can gain wisdom?

Wisdom is such a big deal because it helps as we live our lives. Wisdom will help us do what is right and just and fair. It helps us make godly decisions. Some of the ways mentioned that we can gain wisdom listening and getting guidance.

3. Proverbs has a lot of different practical tips for us in our life. Why do you think being a hard worker is an important part of being a wise person?

Share some of the ways how your hard work has helped you love your family. Also consider discussing why it would be foolish to be lazy.

4. How might having wisdom help you honor God and love others more?

Try to think of how the different topics in the book of Proverbs fit into these two things. When Proverbs talk about friendships, families, or work how does having wisdom in those areas help you love God and love others?

5. What are some ways you can grow in wisdom?

There are a lot of possible ideas – some of them might be going to church, learning from parents, or reading the Bible. Feel free to add on to this list.

 

Work together to define the following words:

Wisdom: the knowledge and experience needed to make good decisions

Proverbs: a collection of wise saying, mostly from Solomon

Solomon: King of Israel, David’s son

 

Student’s Prayer

Feel free to pray your own prayer or use the following as an outline:

Dear God,

Thank you for giving us the gift of work. Thank you that you have given us this world we live in and that we get to take care of it. Help us to be hard workers. Help us as we look at the book of Proverbs to be able to live out these things so that we can honor you with our words and actions.

Amen.

 

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