Imagine a trustworthy person tells you of a vast treasure worth more than you can imagine. They say it would be yours if you found it. What would you do? How hard would you search? What would you say if I told you God Himself offers you a treasure greater than anything on earth? It won’t come easy but it’s worth the search. An entire book of the Bible is dedicated to that which is more precious than rubies, sweeter than honey and more valuable than gold. That treasure is WISDOM.
The wisest man who ever lived, Solomon, shared with us some of the wisdom God gave him in the book of Proverbs. In Proverbs 2:1-8 he calls us to pursue the one true source of wisdom, the Lord. God longs to give us wisdom when we search for it. He has even given us His very words in the Bible. The writer of Psalm 119:9-16 shows us what it looks like to have a deep passion for God’s Word. The Psalmist is a model of how we should hide God’s word in our heart, seek His commands, rejoice in the Lord’s decrees and meditate on His ways.
This month we are challenging all elementary kids to memorize all 66 books of the Bible. Begin by memorizing the Law, Historical and Wisdom books from the Old Testament this week as a family. Be sure to mark your calendars for January 31 from 7-9 for Watermark Kids Live, a family worship night in the Watermark Children’s Building.
Take time this week to model for your kids what it looks like to spend time with the Lord in His Word. Get together as a family and read through Proverbs 2:1-8. Discuss what you learn from this passage about wisdom and about God. Next, have everyone take their Bibles and spend some one-on-one time with God reading Proverbs 3:5-7, journaling about what they learned and praying. Get together and share with each other about your quiet time.
Hide the words from this month’s memory verse around your house. You can write them on pieces of paper, fake money, candy, on a mirror/glass with a dry erase marker or any other creative way you can think of. See if your kids can find all of the words by the end of the week and put all of the words in order to spell out the verse.
Thank God for being the perfect source of all wisdom. Thank Him for giving us His Word for us to read. Ask God to help you search for wisdom as you would for a priceless treasure and hide His word in your heart.