Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It gives you wisdom. God says above all else – this is the thing to get – Wisdom. God’s wisdom will make you prosper and He will add no trouble with it. Unlike the other kind of wisdom. So what are Eleven Things That Wise People Do? #1 - They love God’s Word – it’s how they gain more wisdom. Psalms 19:7 – The instruction of the LORD is fully complete, restoring the soul, the teaching of the LORD is faithful, giving wisdom to ordinary people. #2 - They listen, they seek counsel. It’s how they add to their wisdom. Proverbs 1:5 – The wise will listen and increase their learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel. Proverbs 12:15 – The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. Proverbs 19:20 – Listen to advice and accept instruction and you will be wise for the rest of your life. #3 – They store up knowledge – they write it down. Proverbs 10:14 – Wise people store up knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites disaster. Jeremiah 30:2 – This is what the LORD, the God of Israel says, “Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.” #4 – They work hard. Proverbs 6:6 – Be like the ant you sluggard, emulate its ways, and be wise. Without an overseer or ruler, they labor hard all summer gathering food for the winter. How long will you stay in bed, you sluggard, when will you get up from your sleep. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come on you like a bandit, and scarcity like an armed man. So what do the wise do? #5 - They hold their tongue. Proverbs 10:19 – When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. #6 – They don’t anger easily. James 1:19 - Therefore, be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to become angry Proverbs 12:16 – Fools show their annoyance at once, but the wise overlook an insult. Proverbs 29:11 – A fool fully vents all his feelings, but a wise man keeps himself under control (stills himself within.) #7 They choose their words carefully, they only speak life and kindness. Proverbs 12:14 – From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, just as hard work brings a reward. Proverbs 12:18 – The words of the reckless pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 15:28 – The heart of the righteous thinks carefully before speaking, but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil things. Ecclesiastes 10:12 – Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are destroyed by their own words. So what do the wise do? #8 – They are selective in friendship. – Proverbs 13:20 – He that walks with the wise becomes wise: but a companion of fools will be destroyed. #9 – They fear God, and turn from evil, they see danger and avoid it. Proverbs 14:16 – The wise fear the LORD and turn from evil, but a fool is arrogant and overconfident. Proverbs 27:12 - The wise see danger and take refuge, the fool keeps going and suffers for it. #10 – They heed correction. Proverbs 15:31 – The ear that listens to a life-giving reproof will live among the wise. Proverbs 17:10 – A single rebuke is more effective to a wise man than a hundred lashes to a fool. (A wise man accepts correction, but you can’t beat sense into a fool.) Ecclesiastes 4:13 – Better a poor and wise child, than an old and foolish king, who no longer receives correction or counsel. And #11 – What do the wise do? They win souls – to salvation, and obedience. Proverbs 11:30 – The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he that wins souls is wise. Praying that you will act wisely, speak wisdom, walk with the wise, and pursue wisdom, so you become and remain wise. And most of all – that you will know the LORD – who is the Source and Giver of all wisdom. Jeremiah 9:23-24 – This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!