Year 2, Winter: Lesson 10
This week's memory verse
What we learned today
Big Idea: God is so good
David's plan for the temple: 2 Samuel 7, Psalm 30. David plans to build a temple where the people can worship God, but God gives David a gift instead.
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: God gives wisdom
Solomon asks for wisdom: 1 Kings 2-3. God appears to King Solomon in a dream and encourages Solomon to ask for anything he wants. Solomon asks for wisdom.
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
God approached King Solomon in a dream and told Solomon He would provide whatever he requested. Solomon’s only desire was for wisdom.
God granted Solomon wisdom. He also promised, “If you walk in obedience to me ... I will give you a long life” (1 Kings 3v14).
Despite God’s gift, Solomon ultimately chose not to obey the ways of the Lord. His life is an example of the importance of focusing on God, acknowledging that His ways are best.
Connect as a family
Take a trip to the library or discuss with your children a time when they visited the library. What might it be like if someone actually read all the books in the library? Would that person be wise when they were finished? Though she may have gained a lot of knowledge, true wisdom comes from God. After the discussion, read the part of The Big God Story when Solomon asked God for wisdom in 1 Kings 3v1–15. Share that true wisdom comes from God, and we can always seek Him whenever we need to know how to live our lives.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
What did Solomon ask for and how did God respond?
What is wisdom?
When has God shown His wisdom in your life?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God gives wisdom into your everyday life as a family.
A blessing can be a spoken prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words of encouragement and guidance over your child.
A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you know that God gives wisdom when we ask for it. May you follow His commands. May you praise Him forever (reference Psalm 111v10).