Tell the children that water represents the knowledge they have received at school or church and that the sponge represents them.
Water the sponge so it is soaked.
Do the following object lesson.
Like the sponge, we sit at school or church and get a lot of knowledge, but that is not enough. We need wisdom. Wisdom is the practical application of knowledge. For example, one of the 10 commandments is: “Thou shalt not covet.” You know commandments, that’s knowledge, but wisdom is when I have the possibility to covet something and I CHOOSE not to ! Wisdom is to know what is right and choose to do it!
Take the sponge and start pressing it. As you press, tell the children that…
When we are in a hurry to choose, the knowledge we have makes us wise when we choose to apply it correctly. The Bible says that recognizing God is the beginning of wisdom. It takes a lot of wisdom to be able to make the right decisions at the right time. Esau had to make a decision very quickly.