What are the attributes of wisdom?
TODAY’S PROVERB: A wise son heeds his father’s discipline, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. Proverbs 13:1 [Focusing on the whole chapter]
I love this chapter. Contained in today’s Proverbs’ chapter are a lot of insights into what it takes to walk Wisdom’s Journey. I counted over 25 attributes of a wise person. These are some I thought might get us interested in unpacking more:
- Listens to rebukes
- Hates lies
- Practices understanding
- Obeys the Law and the law
- Seeker of truth
- Hard worker
Okay. I love the attribute of eloquence. That was culled from verses 2 and 3:
From the fruit of a man’s mouth he enjoys good things,
but the treacherous crave violence.
He who watches his mouth protects his life,
but whoever opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
The world may think us quaint and old-fashioned — out of touch with reality. But, truth be told, we share the wealth of knowledge from the Creator of the Universe. There’s nothing quaint about that. It’s profound.
Our source of wisdom knows no bounds. Who can say that today? How amazing is that?
What attributes did you find? Which ones touched your heart and mind? Which ones challenged you to seek more?
May we continue to seek and develop the attributes of a wise person, my friends.
[WATCH Tree of Life Bible Society’s CEO, Daniah Greenberg and me, Terri Gillespie, Author dig a little deeper with this proverb. Check us out at Tree of Life Bible Society, Monday through Friday, LIVE at 8:30am EST. Watch previous episodes there as well. Stay wise, my friends!]