Picture this: twelve young men from the age of thirteen to twenty-five huddled in a small living room with Bibles open. This is what we do every Monday night here in Helsinki. When I was in Finland a couple years ago we started these meetings and they have continued ever since. The way we usually do it is, we have some kind of topic or passage to read from the Bible. After some prayer and about fifteen minutes of quiet reading, we give time for anyone to give a thought for a couple minutes or ask a question. After that we have a guest speaker give a message from the passage or on the topic, whatever it may be. These meetings are done in a pretty informal way, which I think we all enjoy because it goes against the stereotypical "Finnish way" of doing things.
It is amazing to hear from these young Finnish disciples, they are really loaded and they are thinking people. Some of the greatest times that I have had were at these Bible studies. There is something so important and valuable about being with wise people. We know it says in Proverbs 4:7 that Wisdom is the principal thing. When we are put in a situation where the only thing we have to cling to is a word of wisdom that we heard at a Bible study three years ago in a dormitory living room, that verse becomes reality. God is faithful to put us into situations where we either exercise wisdom or we just snap. That is why it is so important to daily be in a place of receiving and operating in wisdom. We let wisdom build her house in our soul and we continually seek her for every situation.