“Lesson 31: ‘Happy Is the Man That Findeth Wisdom’” Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual (2001), 151–56
“Lesson 31,” Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual, 151–56
If you use the first attention activity, write the following sentences on a poster or on the chalkboard before class:
goeth before destruction.
Train up a in the way he should go.
To every thing there is a , and a to every purpose under the heaven.
in the Lord with all thine heart.
A turneth away wrath.
For as he in his heart, so is he.
If Old Testament Video Presentations (53224) is available, you may want to show “Trusting in the Lord,” a five-minute segment, as part of the lesson.
The following material supplements the suggested lesson outline. You may want to use one or more of these ideas as part of the lesson.
Have class members review Proverbs 31:10–31 and list the qualities of a virtuous woman. Point out that these are qualities that all of us, male and female, should strive to develop. You may want to write class members’ answers on the chalkboard. Answers might include the following:
Can be trusted
Is strong and honorable
Speaks with wisdom and kindness
Is a dedicated wife and mother
Obeys the Lord
Invite a few class members to talk about people they know who exemplify these qualities.