Chris brings up a good question to consider while you watch these videos: Is wisdom one of the things we actually seek?
Our time on earth is full of possibility, and a desire to understand. We face ethical dilemmas, thoughts of futility and doubt, and unforeseeable traumas every day. After everything, we wonder “why?” and can get quickly lost in the chaos of the unknown. If we pursue wisdom, however, we can find the answers we need. Then, in the face of worldly evil or sin or tragedy, we can have faith and hope as we navigate the unknown.
So what does it mean to live well in this world? How do we seek wisdom? You may have a lot of questions before watching these videos, and many more may arise, but the goal is not to be all-knowing and omnipotent like God. The goal is to learn from others, ask Him for guidance, and find wisdom along the way.
A big thank you to BibleProject for creating these videos and many more. The BibleProject is a non-profit animation studio that focuses on making short and engaging biblical videos to make the story of the Bible accessible and free to everyone. If you like the videos below, we definitely recommend watching more.
THIS WEEK’S RESOURCE: Playlist of The Bible Project ft. Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job, and Song of Songs
- Is “wisdom” something you think about in your day to day life? Is this a functional category in your walk?
- When is the last time you deliberately sought wisdom…and found it? When did you know it, but ignored it? Reflect on those experiences.
- Looking at our life today, where would a little wisdom go a long way? Where would some clarity about “the way things work” impact a current situation or challenge?
- Who do you know personally who is “wise” compared to yourself? How do you relate to them? Do they seem unapproachable? Out of touch? Or valuable?
- If your wise friend/family from above had some wisdom for you that you hadn’t asked for, how would you want them to proceed? Consider the Golden Rule in this case – would you want them to talk to you or leave you alone? Would you be able to hear that kind of unsolicited input with a teachable heart?
THIS WEEK’S WORSHIP MUSIC:
“I Surrender” by Hillsong
“Lord, I Need You” by Chris Tomlin
“Come As You Are” by David Crowder