Teaching Wisdom to Our Children (Part 10)

Teaching WisdomWe’ve been looking at the amazing wisdom of King David in Psalm 16 and how we can teach our children to grasp the importance of being wise. Today, we look at the 10th insight from the mind of one of God’s greatest leaders.

10. “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”

Following Jesus Christ is the “path of life.” As we practice the Presence of Christ, we will experience great joy and pleasures for evermore.

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalm 16:11

“In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.” Proverbs 12:28

“He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path. When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked; Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths: To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead. None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life. That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous. For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it. But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.” Proverbs 2:7-22

“I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble. My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:11-27

“In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.” Proverbs 12:28

What a wonderful message we have to share with children, young people and adults each week in our classes. I pray you will find many ways to to point your students toward the Wisdom of God in every lesson. Our churches, communities and countries will be better and stronger for your efforts.

Here’s a summary of the Ten Fold Path To Wisdom from King David:

  • Salvation – Receive Christ as Savior
  • Lordship – Respond to Christ as Lord in every area of life
  • Fellowship – Enjoy daily fellowship with God and other Christians
  • Follow – Follow Christ and the Path He Walks
  • Family – We enjoy a great and heavenly heritage
  • Counsel – Listen and obey God’s Wise Counsel and Advice
  • Stand – Do not be moved from the Path and direction God set us on
  • Health – Wise choices in life bring health to the heart and strength to the bones
  • Serve – Spend your life serving God and others
  • Presence – Practice the Presence of Christ every day

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