The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters but a man of understanding draws him out. Proverbs 20:5.
One of the ways we can encourage our children to grow wise is to ask questions when they are in the presence of older and wiser people. Just a few questions can draw deep wisdom from a humble, self-effacing saint. Our American culture values the young and new, and disparages the old. The church is not immune to this blindspot.
But what questions to ask? I recently stumbled upon a pdf that has a number of good questions to ask. I highly recommend you take a look at this pdf. Pick out one or two questions and use it the next time you have someone into your house. Or encourage them to interact with the parents of their peers. Or ask that question to another adult in front of them.
Let’s train our children to seek after wisdom in the “ordinary” saints that are around them.