CHILDREN BIBLE STUDY OUTLINE BY PASTOR (MRS.) OLANIKE BANSO
TOPIC: WALKING IN THE WISDOM OF GOD
TEXT: 1 Kings 3: 4-28
MEMORY VERSE: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5 NKJV).
INTRODUCTION: Wisdom can be defined as the quality of knowing what to do when there is a problem or difficulty. It is also the ability to use the knowledge and the understanding one has received properly or well.
SOLOMON: A MAN OF WISDOM IN THE BIBLE
Solomon had a dream in which God told him to ask for something. Solomon asked God for wisdom to be able to rule the people. God was happy that he asked for wisdom. God then gave him great wisdom that could not be compared to the wisdom of any wise man. God also gave him great riches and wealth (1 Kings 3:5-15).
WAYS SOLOMON’S WISDOM WAS TESTED
1.Two women lived in the same house and one of them slept on her baby and he died. The woman then exchanged the other woman’s baby for her own. When the matter got to King Solomon, he asked for a sword to cut the living baby into two, so that he could share the baby to the two women.
The woman who was the real mother of the living baby started crying that the baby should not be cut into two, but should be given to the other woman, so that the baby could live. The other woman whose baby was dead, insisted that the baby should be cut into two so that neither of them would have the living baby. This made Solomon decide that the living baby should be given to the woman that was crying and the dead baby should be given to the other woman. This wise decision made the whole people to know that Solomon was a wise king (1 Kings 3:16-28).
2. The queen of Sheba had heard of the great wisdom of Solomon and she came to see for herself. When she got to Solomon, she tested him with hard questions and Solomon answered all her questions. There was nothing difficult that Solomon could not explain to her (1Kings 10:1-13).
SIGNS OF WISDOM
1.A wise person controls his tongue. A wise person does not talk too much or say nonsense (Proverbs 10:19; James 3:2). Wise people speak pleasant or wholesome words.
2. A wise person controls his temper, feeling and appetite (Proverbs 23:4b; 1Corinthians 9:27).
3. A wise person fears God (Proverbs 9:10).
4. A wise person accepts and loves rebuke and corrections (Proverbs 9:8).
5. A wise person listens to advice and instructions (Proverbs 12:15b).
BENEFITS OF WISDOM
1.Wisdom delivers from dangers or evils (Proverbs 2:12; Ecclesiastes 9:15).
2. Wisdom gives and preserves life (Ecclesiastes 7:12; Proverbs 14:3).
3. Wisdom gives direction and guidance (Ecclesiastes 10:10).
4. Wisdom builds up and establishes lives, homes and institutions (Proverbs 24: 3, 14:1).
HOW DOES WISDOM COME?
1.By asking God for wisdom (James 1:5; Proverbs 2:6a).
2. By walking or associating with wise people (Proverbs 13:20).
3. By walking in the fear of God (Proverbs 9:10).
4. By reading books written by wise people, by listening to the words, instructions and teachings of wise people (Proverbs 13:14). One book that will make you wise is the BIBLE. David became wiser than his teachers because he meditated on the Word of God (Proverbs 119:99).
CONCLUSION: God did not create anyone a fool. People become foolish by what they do and, sometimes, by what they do not do. You can reject foolishness and embrace wisdom now. Be ready to change. The future is for the people that have the wisdom of God. Proverbs 11:29b says, “The fool will be servant to the wise of heart” (NKJV). You will not be a servant in your own generation in Jesus’ name. STAY BLESSED.
Pastor (Mrs) Olanike Banso is a servant of God in Cedar Ministry International, Abuja, Nigeria. She has a ministry to children.
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