We start with the Sign of the Cross.

This week we are thinking about the word WISDOM.

When we hear this word it might make us think of the word ‘wise’ – maybe a wizard with a long beard or an older person who knows a lot of things. Through our prayer resources we are going to be reflecting on Gods wisdom and how we can draw closer to him by getting to know him better and increase our own wisdom and knowledge.

A reading from the book of Proverbs

Happy is anyone who becomes wise – who comes to have understanding. 
There is more profit in it than there is in silver; it is worth more to you than gold. 
Wisdom is more valuable than jewels; nothing you could want can compare with it. 
Wisdom offers you long life, as well as wealth and honour. 
Wisdom can make your life pleasant and lead you safely through it. 
Those who become wise are happy; wisdom will give them life.
The Word of the Lord
This piece of scripture tells us a little about the gift of wisdom, and why it is important. Have a think about wisdom as a gift of the Holy Spirit, and how you can impart it on other people today.

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Today we have a video all about the book of Proverbs. This book is the accumulation of wisdom from generations of people. It’s also one of three books in the Bible that explore the themes of biblical wisdom.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

You will probably have heard the traditional hymn Be Thou My Vision a few times in your life. If you haven’t, it’s a lovely hymn but somewhat old-fashioned in its language and Rend Collective have rewritten it to make it slightly more modern!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Wisdom comes in many forms, but the wisdom of the Bible and the wisdom of man are two different things. Below there are some common phrases, see if you can work out/guess which ones are wisdom from the Bible and which are the wisdom of man. Answers are under Friday’s tab, you may be surprised!
Too close for comfort
Saved by the skin of your teeth
Two heads are better than one
The blind leading the blind
A watched pot never boils
A wolf in sheep’s clothing
Bonus points if you can guess where in the Bible the Bible wisdom comes from!
We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Answers for Thursday

Not in the Bible

Job 19:20

Ecclesiastes 4:9

Matthew 15:14

Not in the Bible

Matthew 7:15

We’re learning the song from Wednesday today!

(Video coming soon, in the meantime, the link below takes you to the series so that you can see a little what the videos are like.)

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