Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week. We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.
Dinner Time (Deep Dive)
READ the story together. (Proverbs 1:1-7; 3:1-12; 4:10-19)
ASK some questions about the story.
Who were the characters? (Solomon and God.)
What are the main story beats? (Solomon asked for wisdom; God granted him wisdom; Solomon wrote down many wise sayings.)
What’s the main point? (Wisdom is fearing the Lord and obeying His Word.)
CONNECT it to the family.
We as a family will read God’s word together. We will use God’s word to grow in wisdom. We can apply it to the life of our family in order to honor God as a family.
God, we thank you for your word. We thank you for granting us wisdom. We thank you for your love for us. Amen.
Drive Time (Quick Refresh)
ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Wisdom for God’s People)
See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.
REMIND them of the main point.
Wisdom is fearing the Lord and obeying His Word.
Bedtime (Soul Work)
ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.
Why was it unique for Solomon to ask for wisdom?
What book was Solomon’s wisdom put into?
How can we gain in wisdom thanks to what Solomon wrote?
ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.
Every good gift is from God. Everything that we have of any worth is from God. Wisdom comes from God and we can get it through the writings of Solomon.
RELATE to them.
Even though it seems like we have things figured out we don’t. Without God and his gift of wisdom, we have nothing.
PRAY for them before they go to sleep.
Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)
ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.
At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.
PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.