Wisdom God Devotional Bible

Characteristics of the Wise

This week we are wrapping up our study on the Proverbs, so I thought I would give you an overview of what wisdom looks like in our lives.  It is very difficult to describe what wisdom is, but we can definitely see what wisdom looks like.  We can recognize the fruit of a wise person.

Characteristics of the Wise

1.  Integrity

“The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.” ~Proverbs 10:9

2.  Loyal

“Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord a man avoids evil.” ~Proverbs 16:6

3.  Teachable

“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.” ~Proverbs 12:1

4.  Honest

“The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.” ~Proverbs 12:22

5.  Humble

“Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.” ~Proverbs 13:10

6.  Good Steward

“Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.” ~Proverbs 13:11

7.  Thoughtful

“A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.” ~Proverbs 14:15

8.  Pure Conduct

“Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right.” ~Proverbs 20:11

9.  Forgiving

“Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.” ~Proverbs 10:12

10.  Determined

“for though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again…” ~Proverbs 24:16

Which areas would you consider yourself to be wise in?  Which areas can you improve on?  Let’s take time to glean from God’s Word and live a life that exhibits godly wisdom!

Dear Father God, I pray that You will use our study of the Proverbs to increase wisdom in each one of us.  May we recognize what areas of our lives do not line up with your Word and be willing to change them quickly.  May we become wise people who advance Your glory through every thought we think, every word we speak, and every step we take.

All for God’s Glory,

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