How do you find the good life? The teachers who wrote down the proverbs and other wisdom literature were responsible for making their students aware, wise, and smart—the way to keep people out of trouble. While other parts of the Bible talk about how God gets involved in life and protects us, wisdom emphasizes that people can figure out right and wrong without having to be zapped by a divine lightning bolt. Wisdom—available to everyone at all times—teaches that we gain knowledge of the world, ourselves, and God through experience and observation. It also asks questions central to the human condition—about divine justice, about fairness, and about suffering of the innocent.
(5 sessions, plus extender session)
Reproducible handouts for youth are included to expand the sessions. Purchase one guide per class. Permission granted to copy for additional teachers in the same class.