“He who walks with the wise will be wise,” according to King Solomon in Proverbs 13:20, and as believers in Christ, our desire should be to pursue Christ by growing in wisdom. So where does wisdom begin? How can we grow in it? Well Scripture says the fear of the Lord, or recognizing He is God and acting accordingly, is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10). 

Proverbs 4:7 tell us that we should pursue wisdom and understanding even if it costs us everything. If God deems wisdom of that much value, we should make it our priority. Scripture even defines characteristics of a wise person for us:

• They ask God for wisdom, knowing He is the source. (James 1:5)
• They listen to godly advice and accept discipline when in the midst of sin. (Proverbs 19:20)
• They guard their lips, knowing they are a wellspring and can bring harm or healing. (Proverbs 13:3)
• They practice humility no matter the circumstances. (Proverbs 11:2)
• They number their days, understanding that the goal is to live for eternity. (Psalm 90:12)
• They bring calm, not chaos when life is uncertain. (Proverbs 29:11)
• Their character is marked by peace, purity, consideration, submissiveness, mercy, impartiality, and sincerity. (James 3:17)
• Their conduct is above reproach. (James 3:13)
• They love life and prosper because wisdom is precious to them. (Proverbs 19:8)
• They hear wisdom and put it into practice. It influences how they live and respond daily. (Matthew 7:24)
• They are people who fear the Lord and hold Him and His Word and ways in highest esteem. (Proverbs 15:33)
• They walk with others who are wise, because in doing so they grow even more in wisdom. (Proverbs 13:20) (LINK TO SUNDAY SCHOOL)
• They live in praise of who God is, His gift of wisdom, and how He hears and guides those who walk in relationship with Him. (Daniel 2:23)

A wise person is one whom others are drawn to because they exude Christ. They are often elevated in their workplace, home, and community as someone worth following and modeling. This kind of wise living can be a catalyst that allows for conversations that point to the goodness of God. As we grow in wisdom, we become people who spur others on to grow in relationship and wisdom with God. That kind of lifestyle is worth pursuing.

Interested in growing in wisdom with us this month? Join us for this month’s challenge! Read a proverb a day, look for our verse of the day on social media, and watch as God grows you in wisdom and understanding. Walk with the wise, and you will grow wise!

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