Begin this session by reading Scripture and answering questions to reflect on the selected Bible verses.
In modern society, wisdom is described as a mixture of intelligence and life experiences. The Old Testament concept of wisdom involves a careful view of the world and helps us discover the order of God’s creation, right actions, and attitudes.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Proberbs 1:7 NIV
Proverb: a brief statement of wisdom about God’s order.
Proverbs emphasizes that the wise, and those that pursue wisdom, are righteous, but those who do not seek wisdom are sinful and foolish. There is no in-between with wisdom. If we don’t chase wisdom, the result is us willfully going to our own destruction. It is our responsibility to learn and apply God’s wisdom to our lives, so we too can be wise.
Knowing that the fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom, and knowing what the phrase means, how do you demonstrate that in the way you think and live?
How do you seek or embrace foolishness in your life? What can you do to encourage the pursuit of wisdom?