45 God’s way

Start the challenge by finding and reading a Bible verse from Proverbs 16:1.

What is your plan for the rest of today? Will you be doing the same as you do every day? Have you decided what to do in your spare time? Will you be with your friends? Will you be watching TV or playing on your computer? Or what will you be doing?

What are your plans for the next few days? Where will you be going? What will you be doing? Who will you be meeting?

Have you made time for God in your plans?


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The story so far…

How can we be happy? How can we live the way God wants? Here is some wise advice…

Now read Proverbs 16:1–9 together.


What happened next…

Read more from Proverbs. You don’t need to read whole chapters or long sections – just dip in and out and read verses here and there. See if you can find a saying that will make you wise!


Explore the Bible

Answer the questions from Big Bible Challenge page 60 together.


Did you know…?

Short sayings Many of the sayings are written as a single verse. The first part of the verse states the topic. The second half of the verse either repeats the topic in a different way or shows what happens if you do not act wisely.

Collected sayings Most of the verses in Proverbs work as they are, just as single verses. You do not need to read the whole chapter for each saying to make sense.


Try it out

Read the wise sayings from Proverbs 16:1–9 again. Or read other proverbs in the verses and chapters near to these in the Bible.

Is there one that you really like? Or is there one that you think would work well? Or, perhaps, is there one that sounds like a good idea?

Choose one wise saying and then draw a cartoon to illustrate it. Show your cartoon to your Bible Coach or another friend. From your picture, can they work out how to be wise?


Talk to God

“Please, God, help me to be wise when I am with my friends.”

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