This one year study thru the Bible for kids is designed to hit the highlights and provide practical application. I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (Proverbs 26) while we focus in on just a few verses.
Background: The book of Proverbs (wise sayings) is one of the most practical books in the Bible. It is full of timeless teaching for everyday living. In it are approximately 900 pieces of wise advice for young and old. Solomon wrote most of these proverbs.
Proverbs 26 tells foolish behavior and folly of such a lifestyle.
Ask the children…
What is it like when someone honors a fool?
“Honoring a fool is as foolish as tying a stone to a slingshot.” (Proverbs 26:8 )
What is a fool repeating his foolishness like?
“As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness.” (Proverbs 26:12)
Being a fool is wasting your life. We all make foolish mistakes, but do we learn from them or do we continue in foolish ways?
Ask your children if they know anyone who consistently acts foolishly? What are the consequences for them? What are we to do when we do something foolish? Thank the Lord that He has given us His Word to make us wise.
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