Friday, July 11, 2008

Are You Wise or Otherwise?

Do you know what it really means to be wise?

  • Wise people listen to instruction, especially the Word of God.
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
Proverbs 1:5

Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.
Proverbs 22:17

Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Proverbs 23:23
  • Wise people fear the Lord.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:7

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.
Proverbs 3:7

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
Proverbs 8:13
  • Wise people associate with wise people.
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Proverbs 13:20

That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
Proverbs 2:20

Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
Proverbs 9:6
  • Wise people preserve what they’ve gained and they use it.
Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
Proverbs 10:14

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
Proverbs 13:4

A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.
Proverbs 9:13

  • Wise people flee from sin.
A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
Proverbs 14:16

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
Proverbs 16:17

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
Proverbs 22:3
  • Wise people discipline their speech.
The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
Proverbs 16:23

In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
Proverbs 10:19

The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
Proverbs 15:28
  • Wise people are diligent in their work.
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
Proverbs 27:23

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Proverbs 4:23

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
Proverbs 6:6-8

  • Wise people seek to influence others to trust the Lord.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
Proverbs 11:30

There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
Proverbs 12:18

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
Proverbs 15:4

Has the Word of God shown you to be wise, or otherwise?

1 comment:

Leah said...


Isn't it amazing that all those admonitions come from one little book of the Bible? I just love Proverbs.