E: Enjoy God’s Wisdom


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Trust in the LORD with all thine heart and lean not on thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

God’s wisdom is vast, extending across all subject matters. He poured insightful knowledge into King Solomon about the plant and animal world, human behavior, construction, leadership and government, and many other subjects. If anyone could come to trust his “own understanding,” it would have been Solomon. Yet, here he urged his son to acknowledge and trust God for direction in life. As you teach your children to enjoy God’s wisdom, begin with Creation and trace His marvelous thread of redemption through Jesus Christ. Emphasize God’s love and the protection that comes through obeying Him. Make it a practice to seek Him in every area of your family life. Also, enjoy God’s wisdom through the insight of others. The following helpful books were consulted for this project and may also be valuable to you in parenting:

Be Skillful, Old Testament Commentary on Proverbs, by Warren W. Wiersbe (David C. Cook)

Holman Old Testament Commentary: Proverbs, by Max Anders (Broadman & Holman)

Boundaries, by Drs. Henry Cloud & John Townsend (Zondervan)

30 Days to Taming Your Tongue, by Deborah S. Pegues (Harvest House)

Simple Life, by Thom & Art Rainer (Broadman & Holman)

I Come Quietly to Meet You, Amy Carmichael/David Hazard (Bethany House)

Have a New Teenager by Friday, by Dr. Kevin Leman (Revell)

The Love Dare for Parents, by Stephen & Alex Kendrick w/ Lawrence Kimbrough (B&H)

See karenholcombbooks.com for new additions to the Proverbial Kids storybook collection.

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