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The Wise Man

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The Men of Proverbs – The Wise Man
by the late Rev. Don Robinson

Proverbs 1:5

The Men of Proverbs: The Wise Man Dictionary "WISE": Properly having knowledge: hence havmg the power of discerning and judging correctly, or of discrirninating between what is true and what is false. The discrete use or application of knowledge.

Hebrew "WISE": To be wise in rnind, word, or act. Note: Knowledge + Understanding = Wisdom (Proverbs 2:6)

I. Actions of the Wise Man

A. Listens.

      “A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:” (Prov 1:5)

        B. Accepts Correction.

        1. “Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.” (Prov 9:8)

        2. “Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.” (Prov 9:9)

        3. “The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.” (Prov 15:31)

        4. “A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.” (Prov 17:10)

        5. “The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.” (Prov 29:15)

          C. Prepares.

          “He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.” (Prov 10:5)

            D. Follows instruction.

            1. “The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.” (Prov 10:8)

            2. “A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.” (Prov 13:1)

            3. “Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.” (Prov 19:20)

              E. Gains Knowledge.

              1. “Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.” (Prov 10:14)

                F. Refrains his tongue.

                1. “In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.” (Prov 10:19)

                2. “Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.” (Prov 17:28)

                3. “A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.” (Prov 29:11)

                  G. Wins Souls.

                  “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” (Prov 11:30)

                    H. Hearkens to Counsel.

                    1. “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.” (Prov 12:15)

                    2. “Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.” (Prov 13:10)

                    3. “Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.” (Prov 19:20)

                      I. Walks with wise men.

                      “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” (Prov 13:20)

                        J. Departs from evil.

                        “A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.” (Prov 14:16)

                          K. Abstains from liquor.

                          “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” (Prov 20:1)

                            L. Obeys God's Law.

                            “Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.” (Prov 28:7)

                              M. Gets Understanding.

                              1. “Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.” (Prov 8:14)

                              2. “In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.” (Prov 10:13)

                              3. “It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.” (Prov 10:23)

                              4. “Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.” (Prov 14:33)

                              5. “Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.” (Prov 17:24)

                                N. Fears God.

                                1. “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” (Prov 9:10)

                                2. “The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.” (Prov 14:8)

                                3. “The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.” (Prov 16:21)

                                  O. Shows Respect for Others.

                                  “He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.” (Prov 11:12)

                                    P. Knows Prudence (discretion).

                                    1. “I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.” (Prov 8:12)

                                    2. “The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.” (Prov 14:8)

                                    3. “The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.” (Prov 16:21)

                                      II. Characteristics of the Wise Man.

                                      A. Fair and Just.

                                        1. “The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.” (Prov 10:31)

                                        2. “These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.” (Prov 24:23)

                                          B. Patient.

                                          “Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.” (Prov 29:8)

                                            C. Humble.

                                            “When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.” (Prov 11:2)

                                              III. Consequences of the Wise Man.

                                              A. Receives Honour

                                                1. “Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.” (Prov 3:16)

                                                2. “The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.” (Prov 3:35)

                                                  B. Has a Glad Father.

                                                  1. “The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.” (Prov 10:1)

                                                  2. “A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.” (Prov 15:20)

                                                  3. “My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.” (Prov 23:15)

                                                  4. “The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.” (Prov 23:24)

                                                  5. “My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.” (Prov 27:11)

                                                  6. “Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.” (Prov 29:3)

                                                    C. Obtains Favour.

                                                    1. “For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.” (Prov 8:35)

                                                    2. “The king’s favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.” (Prov 14:35)

                                                    3. “He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.” (Prov 16:20)

                                                      D. Has Length of Days.

                                                      “Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.” (Prov 3:16)

                                                        E. Possesses Riches.

                                                        “Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.” (Prov 3:16)

                                                          F. Has Ways of Peace and Pleasantness.

                                                          “Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.” (Prov 3:17)

                                                            G. Has Happiness.

                                                              1. “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.” (Prov 3:13)

                                                              2. “She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.” (Prov 3:18)

                                                                H. Is Protected.

                                                                “Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.” (Prov 4:6)

                                                                  I. Is Rewarded.

                                                                  “So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.” (Prov 24:14)

                                                                    J. Is Delivered.

                                                                    “He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.” (Prov 28:26)

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