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The Way of the Wise
Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, wrote, "Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it costs you all you have, get understanding," Living a righteous life requires attaining wisdom and discernment to be able to distinguish right from wrong and the good from the best. Though becoming wise involves sacrifice and commitment to an often difficult and narrow path, it leads to a worthwhile destination full of blessings, peace, and prosperity.
In the Word
of God, the Lord details the course of action you must take in order
to become wise. The first step necessary in this pursuit is learning
to fear the Lord. Proverbs 1:7 states that the "Fear of the Lord
is the beginning of
aspect of gaining wisdom is developing the ability to listen both to
God and to the wise counsel of the individuals He has placed in your
life. Proverbs 1:5 says, "Let the wise listen and add to their
learning." Zeno of Citium, a 3rd century B.C. Greek philosopher,
once wrote, "We have been given two
James 1:19 says
that "Everyone should be quick to listen . . ." Though God
is always speaking, people seldom listen to Him. Your first priority
when spending time with the Lord in prayer and meditation on His Word
should be to hear
relationships is also a crucial part of becoming a wise follower of
Christ. Proverbs 13:4 says, "He who walks with the wise grows wise."
And Paul writes in I Corinthians 15:33, "Bad company corrupts good
character." You eventually become like the people you spend the
majority of your time with, so it
Becoming a wise
servant of the Lord truly has its rewards. Ecclesiastes 8:1 says that
"Wisdom brightens a man's face and changes his hard appearance."
Solomon also wrote that "Wisdom makes one wise man more powerful
Ask the Lord today to impart His wisdom to you, and continue to fill yourself up with the truth of His Word so that you can channel it into the lives of others. Head knowledge about God's truth does not become wisdom until it is applied to everyday life, so make it your ambition to be both a hearer and a doer of His word. Then rest assured that as you walk with the Lord, you will discover the destiny He has planned for you because the way of the wise will always lead you into the perfect will of God.
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