In keeping with our theme of dealing with the man (or woman) in the mirror, we are going to continue discussing the building of important biblical character traits in your life. Today, we will continue looking at the quality of Wisdom from “The Power for True Success” by the Institute in Basic Life Principles.
What Are Characteristics of a Wise Person?
A wise person will love one who rebukes him. Proverbs 9:8 says, “Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.”
The wise will consider the lessons of nature. Proverbs 6:6 says, “Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.”
A wise son delights the heart of his father. Proverbs 10:1 says, “A wise son maketh a glad father.”
A wise person loves the law of God. Proverbs 10:8 says, “The wise in heart will receive commandments.”
A wise person controls his tongue. Proverbs 10:19 says, “He that refraineth his lips is wise.”
A wise person wins others to Christ. Proverbs 11:30 says, “He that winneth souls is wise.”
A wise person listens to counsel and instruction. Proverbs 12:15 says, “He that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise” Proverbs 13:1 says, “A wise son heareth his father’s instruction”
A wise person makes friends with the wise. Proverbs 13:20 says, “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise.”
A wise person knows how to use information in the right way. Proverbs 15:2 says, “The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.”
A wise person will avoid conflicts with leaders. Proverbs 16:14 says, “The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.”
A wise person will learn how to give precise answers. Proverbs 16:23 says, “The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.”
A wise person knows how to give good counsel. Proverbs 15:7 says, “The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.”
Taking information through the grid of God’s Word produces wisdom. Philosophy is the love of wisdom, but without Christ, philosophy is void of both love and wisdom. Charles Spurgeon said, “Wisdom is the right use of knowledge.To know is not to be wise. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.”
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Now, in closing, in order to be saved — in order to get right with God — you cannot look at the man in the mirror, but the Man Christ Jesus. First Timothy 2:5 says, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”
If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, here is how.
John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that -whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can have a home in Heaven. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
God bless you.
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.
He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.
He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.