Nature Corner: Pretty Rocks
Finding interesting rocks is a fun hiking adventure. People consider some rocks to be worth more money than others because they are hard to find and look pretty. Here is a beryl rock. If it has a deep, deep blue green, green, or yellow-green color, it s considered very very valuable and called an emerald. A small 2 inch piece of beryl can cost over $9,000.
Here is a type of corundum rock that people will pay $12,500 for just a small piece. It's called a ruby. Emeralds and rubies remind me of the Bible verse, Job 28:18, which says, "The price of wisdom is above rubies."
Wisdom is something that comes only from God. It's the ability to make good decisions and figure out difficult problems. King Solomon knew that wisdom was worth more than these precious stones. That's why it was the very first thing he asked God for when he became king of Israel.
Memory Mastery: God's Special Book
We are almost done with our memory mastery project called God's Special Book where we are learning important facts about the Bible. Please help your child learn to answer the following questions after they listen along to the lesson.
Mission Helper: Martyna's Mission
Martyna lives in Poland and goes the Adventist Church. She loves God so much that she likes to tell others about Him. She even prays for new friends everyday. Can you pray for Martyna's mission and for special friend named Natalya whom Martyna is praying for? Natalya moved to another city before she could visit Martyna's church.
Bible Story: Solomon asks for Wisdom
Reference: 2 Chronicles 1
When David's son Solomon became king over Israel, he went to Gibeon to worship God at the tabernacle. That night, God visited him in a dream.
"Ask Me for anything," God told Solomon. Young Solomon thought about all the people in Israel that were now looking to him to lead them as their king. Solomon said to God, "You have fulfilled your promise to my father David by making me king over Israel. Please give me wisdom and knowledge, so I will know how to make the best decisions as king." God liked Solomon's request so much that He said, "I will give you wisdom. But, I will also give you honor, wealth, and glory above any other king after you."
Indeed, God gave Solomon wisdom and knowledge in government, nature, architecture, and music. His wisdom was so famous that kings and queens would come from afar to ask him hard questions. King Solomon also had the most prosperous reign of all the kings of Israel.
Our prayer verse is Ecclesiastes 2:26, which says, "God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight." Wisdom is using knowledge to make good decisions or understand things in a useful way. Only God can help us know what to do in every situation. That's why knowing God is the first step to getting wisdom.
Dear Father God, Help me spend time with you, so I can learn your wisdom from my Bible stories each week. In Jesus' Name, Amen