The most important thing we do is to invest into the souls of our children.
Wisdom searches is a time when the family comes together for worship, studying Scripture, prayer, and fellowship. Taking time to do Wisdom searches transforms relationships within the family unit. When children see their parents get really excited about God’s Word, they will gain an unshakable confidence to the importance of reading God’s Word in their lives.
If you have time for the morning news (you can substitute breakfast, newspaper, email, etc…) but not time for Wisdom searches, then what is your priority? Scripture instructs us, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” ~ Matthew 6:33
Being consistent in Wisdom searches on a day-to-day basis builds discernment when you apply the Scripture in your lives. “But strong meat belongeth to them that are full of age, even those who by reason of use have their senses excercised to discern both good and evil.” ~ Hebrews 5:14
How to Do Wisdom Searches?
On a daily basis, read five Chapters of Psalms and one Chapter of Proverbs. As you are reading through the versus, search out wisdom tidbits. Search for direct and indirect connection that is related to your current Wisdom Book studies, character quality or a specific topic such as “Righteousness -vs- Wickedness.” Jot down the Scriptures in your daily journal of the versus you come across. When you are done reading all the Chapters, read over your list of Scriptures that you found and ask the Lord to reveal Truth to you through those verses.
For instance, one month the character focus is diligence and the major concept is “Hunger is natural; appetite is learned” you would find the following direct and indirect connection while reading your daily Scriptures:
On the 10th of the month, you would find: “Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.” ~ Proverbs 10:4
On the 13th of the month, you would find:”The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the soul of the diligent is made fat.” ~ Proverbs 13:4
On the 16th of the month, you would find: “A worker’s appetite works for him, For his hunger urges him on.” ~ Proverbs 16:25
On the 22nd of the month, you would find: “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.” ~ Proverbs 22:29
Meditate upon the Scriptures that you find daily and at the end of the month, journalize what nuggets you gleamed from the monthly Wisdom Searches.
Wisdom Searches Reading Plan Suggestion
Click here for a suggested Reading Plan for daily Wisdom Searches.