We spent time this week looking at the concept of wisdom: what it is, why we need it, and how we can find it in Proverbs. We focused on practicing wisdom in our daily lives rather than waiting for the big decisions. As we live and walk day-to-day focused on God’s ways in the small things, God will prepare us for making wise decisions in the big things. Living this way offers peace and confidence, helping us focus on what needs to be done now rather than worrying about the future.
Today we’ll pause for some reflection and assessment of your reactions to the ideas this week.
1. What surprised you most about the description of wisdom?
2. How would you define wisdom in your own words?
3. What has been the hardest thing for you about living wisely?
4. Do you feel like you can know how to live wisely?
5. How have you sought wisdom and advice in the past? Have these been good sources of wisdom and council?
6. In what ways do you need wisdom today? In what areas— job, relationships, home, church?
Spend some time praying that God will guide you through this study, that you will be open to the places and ways He wants to give you His wisdom for living the life He wants to give you.
O heavenly Father, who has filled the world with beauty: Open our eyes to behold Your gracious hand in all Your works; that, rejoicing in Your whole creation, we may learn to serve You with gladness; for the sake of Him through whom all things were made, Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Book of Common Prayer, 1979