THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 99th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON TITLE: THE CALL OF WISDOM
Adult/Young Adult Topic: LISTEN UP!
Printed Text: Proverbs 1:1-4, 7-8, 10-11, 20-22, 32-33
KEY VERSE: Proverbs 1:7 (NIV) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 99th Edition, 2019-2020
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: People feel compelled by something greater than themselves to act wisely when confronting feelings of inadequacy to complete a task. How can they overcome these feelings of inadequacy and move forward? The wisdom of God instructs us to discern the direction in which we should go and gives us the insight we need to understand life.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: Life is full of daily decisions and choices that have the capacity to shape our destiny. If we are to live lives of power and confidence, we would do well to heed the instructions of wisdom found in the book of Proverbs. Although written many years ago, it still has relevant advice than can be practically applied in contemporary settings. Knowledge can be obtained through reading books and taking classes. But wisdom comes from heeding the will of God as personified by Lady Wisdom. Wisdom is a gift of God that can be of supreme value if we acknowledge God in all our ways (see Proverbs 3:5-6). There is no true profit in gaining the whole world if in the process we lose our souls (see Mark 8:36).
PRAYER: LORD, please give us the grace to seek first your kingdom and your righteousness, knowing that all the other things that we need will eventually be added. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.