This month we're talking about Wisdom. We'll take principles from what Solomon said in Proverbs and look at the lives of some of the Israelite Kings and see how they did (or didn't!) apply these principles. Wisdom is finding out what you should do and doing it. When we seek wisdom and ask God for it, He will give it to us. He will help us figure out the wise choice when we need to make a decision. We can find God’s wisdom by reading the Bible and asking trusted Christ-followers.
The monthly memory verse is: “Choose my teaching instead of silver. Choose knowledge rather than fine gold. Wisdom is worth more than rubies. Nothing you want can compare with her,” Proverbs 8:10-11, NIrV. No matter how big or small the decision, God will help you make the wise choice. It might be tempting to compromise wisdom for quick and easy gain, but Solomon teaches us that choosing wisdom first is best.
Below you will find the monthly newsletter so you can follow along at home. You will discover what stories we will be telling this month as well as some awesome questions to keep the discussion going throughout the week.
Each week, along with the story and theme we will be covering, I will also post a GodTime card for that week. You can look for the link to this in The Weekly or on our Facebook page.
There are four different devotions on each GodTime card. Each devotion is designed to be done on a different day.
Each day’s devotion includes:
1. a verse(s) to read
2. a devotion paragraph that teaches something about God and an explanation of today’s verse(s)
3. an activity that makes real-life application of the day’s devotion
4. a suggested prayer.
Encourage kids to choose four different days during the week to do these devotions. Even though kids in early elementary are beginning to read things on their own, you may want to do the GodTime card with your K-3rd grade child. Most 4th and 5th graders are capable of having a “quiet time” on their own, once they’ve been taught how to do it, but they still benefit from an adult following up on it.
I hope you are able to enjoy some “God Time” with your kid’s this month as we seek Wisdom. And don’t forget to check out our new Facebook page for regular updates, and www.orangeparents.org for some great parenting resources from the authors of our curriculum!