2. Start youth by helping them make financial decisions. Show them the «sharing, saving and spending» model of your own financial management. Then get them to do the same. Be an example of smart spending, and you can become a beneficiary of its fruits if your child learns to be a savvy buyer. Financial wisdom is a practical gift whose principles you can use to raise your child (Ephesians 6:4). Wisdom involves reason and judgment well above average. Maturity and responsibility are two attributes of wisdom. She wanted these requirements to be broken down into a language that she could understand or master and overcome more quickly.
I thought it would be a good time to give a lesson on the wise old owl. The nursery rhyme and the iconic symbol of wisdom are a fun way to bring the subject closer to the little ones. We receive them through listening (teaching and reading the scriptures), prayer (asking God for wisdom), age (experience), and love (thinking about how our actions affect others). Age is not the same as wisdom, but if we have used our time «wisely» in pursuing these things, we will be in good shape like that wise old owl. He didn`t even need a cell phone! 4. Finally, discuss God`s wisdom with your child regularly. He gives wisdom (Proverbs 2:6). Read the Bible with them and discuss the meaning of certain verses. Make discussing the scriptures a part of your daily life. Unfortunately, wisdom is not innate.
Instead, wisdom must be actively acquired and pursued. And one of the best places to learn about wisdom is the book of Proverbs in the Bible. If someone has wisdom, he is called wise. Most cultures of the past had special people who were supposed to be wise. People would ask them for advice when they were in trouble because they knew things that ordinary people didn`t know or couldn`t know. They were often called «wise men.» If you read a chapter of Proverbs to your children each day, you will bring that wisdom into their hearts and minds. I started reading Proverbs to my sons as soon as they were 4 years old, and I tried to read a chapter of Proverbs every day until they were 12. Since I read to my boys every day anyway, I`ve gotten into the habit of first reading a saying, discussing it, and then reading their funny picture or chapter book. Basically, wisdom means knowing what is right and doing it. This goes beyond knowledge and information. Wisdom is the ability to make good decisions and live life well. Joyce Meyer defines wisdom as doing what you`ll be happy about later.
Meyer goes on to say that wisdom doesn`t do what you feel like doing now and hopes it won`t cause a problem. Instead, it does what`s right, whether you feel like it or not. This will not only lead them to become wise adults, but also give them the foundation they need to live a successful and fulfilling life. Want to know how to help your little ones develop wisdom in your homeschool? Have you ever known someone who was incredibly smart and constantly made stupid decisions? They lacked wisdom, and wisdom is essential to living a blessed and successful life. Teach them to imitate mature Christians a little further down the road. Impersonating people they admire is a great way to teach wisdom to your children. Then I broke it down even more and applied what we just talked about to the question of when my daughter will be able to have a cell phone. I asked him, «How would wisdom help you take care of a phone?» His eyes lit up, but his shoulders shrugged.
She was curious to know the answer. I reminded them that maturity and responsibility were the prerequisites and that they were characteristics of the wisdom we had been talking about. So I quickly summarized what we had learned. He could have asked for anything, and yet he chose wisdom. Proverbs 16:16 says: 3. Good judgment in choosing friends is another facet of teaching your child the ways of wisdom. Make sure the children understand that they tend to be like the people they «hang out with» (Proverbs 13:20). It is wise to choose friends whose faith is growing and strong. Go with friends who pick up instead of those who go down. It is not wise to flirt with friendships that dilute growth with God. Discuss why they should avoid friendships that become a wedge between the child and the parent.
Wisdom has a high level of friendship. Ask your children to pray for friends who will complete their faith and draw them closer to Heavenly Father. Wise friends rub off on your children in a wise way. Wisdom means knowing things that help a person live rationally and make good decisions. Wisdom is defined differently by many cultures. Some say that wisdom is something a person learns as they get older. Other cultures expect people to perform certain rituals in order to gain wisdom. 1. Share the stories of people who made wise decisions and the positive impact that followed. Then compare these uplifting illustrations with those who chose a reckless path and suffered harm as a result. Stories touch the heart and enlighten the mind.
We owe it to our children to engage them in conversations about real people. Otherwise, they will be forgotten in an unrealistic bubble of life. In fact, wisdom comes from allowing them to spread their wings and make decisions while living under your roof. Think about it: We are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26). And as we mature, we are conformed to the image of His Son (Romans 8:29). This «attractive character» that attracts others thus reflects the character of Christ. This is how you teach wisdom to your children. The Bible has much to say about wisdom. We learn that God gives wisdom (Proverbs 2:6), that if we listen to instructions that are doctrines, we become wise (Proverbs 19:20), and that when we ask the Lord for wisdom, He willingly gives us (James 1:5).
In today`s lesson, we will learn a funny word. Maybe you`ve heard people say their grandfather is wise, or maybe the librarian because they read a lot of books. Well, wisdom isn`t just for the elderly or intelligent. Wisdom is for everyone, including children! Here`s why. Wisdom simply means knowing what is right and doing it. So you are wise if you know the rules at home or school and choose to follow them. You are wise when you read the Bible and do what it says. In this way, everyone can attain wisdom. Just look for the right information and put it into practice. Wisdom also makes life much more fun. When we choose to obey God`s Word, we are happy and safe.
But if we choose not to obey Him, we will make bad decisions that will have painful consequences. So make sure that as a child, you become really good at seeking wisdom so that when you grow up, you will be truly good at following God`s way. And you will have a lot of wisdom to share with others! So if we know the difference, we can agree that children need to learn wisdom. Depending on their age and life stage, it can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between the two.