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Hands-On Faith – Week of February 5, 2018

Hands-on Faith for Families – week of February 5, 2018

Theme: Putting God First

Respect for God

Scripture: And He said to man, “Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.” (Job 28:28 ESV)

Play: Have your children name a fictional character they consider wise (Gandalf from The Hobbit, Owl from Winnie-the-Pooh). Who can think of the longest list of characteristics that make this character wise?

Talk: Wisdom is not simply being smart and knowing things. And it’s not “being old.” According to Job 28:28, wisdom is the fear of the Lord. This means that someone who is wise respects God and His commands. A wise person looks to God as the boss and makes decisions based on whether that choice will please God. On a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the wisest, how wise are you?

Pray: Thank God for giving us the ability to be wise.

Cortney Whiting

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