Is It Wise?

Key Verse:

James 1:5

Additional Verses:

Proverbs 2:2, Proverbs 3:13, Proverbs 3:15, Proverbs 4:5, Proverbs 4:7-11

Materials needed:


You can download the wise or unwise flashcards here. You can choose to either print them out onto sheets of paper to show to the class or display them on an iPad or on a TV monitor.

Object Lesson:

Every day in life we face all kinds of decisions. Wisdom is the ability to know the right thing to do and then having the sense to do it. Some people don’t know the right thing to do and they just go along with anything. Other people know the right thing to do but they don’t have the sense to actually follow through with it.

I’m going to show you some flash cards and I want you to tell me if you think this is wise advice or this is foolish advice.

(Hold up the first card and have a child read it aloud.)

Do you think this advice is wise or foolish? (Allow the kids to answer.)

(Continue through all of the flashcards giving the kids opportunity to answer.)

The Bible says in James 1:5 that if we don’t have wisdom we can ask God for and he’ll give it to us. He will give us good advice and help us to know what the right thing to do is.

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4 Comments  to  Is It Wise?

  1. Hi! Just wanted to say thank you for sharing your ideas for lessons on this site. I stumbled upon it while planning my lesson for class last week and I used a few of your object lessons in it. I will be sharing it with my leaders to use also because I know it’ll be helpful to them too. Thanks again. Be blessed!

  2. sakthi balakrishnan says:

    Thank you for sharing your valuable ideas.

  3. Betty Love says:

    Thank you for sharing. This was a great opener for my teen lesson.

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