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Proverbs 13:20, Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.
It has been said that a person can be known by the company he keeps. After our relationship with the Lord, our relationships with other people makes the greatest impact on our lives. Walking with the wise should be our objective, but achieving this is not as easy as it sounds.
How can you identify wise people in your life? The first step is to avoid acting foolishly or connecting with foolish people. Foolish means, “resulting from or showing a lack of sense; ill-considered, unwise, a foolish action, a foolish speech, lacking forethought or caution.”
In a world consumed with darkness and deceit, simply avoiding foolishness is wise. However, spiritual growth and progress don’t come only by “not doing,” but it is a good place to start. It is better to be “pro-active,” which means, “Tending to initiate change rather than reacting to events.”
Four ways to walk with the wise and become wiser:
- Listen to, or read books from, people who do productive work and help others improve.
- Ask good questions of people who are experts. Don’t be intimidated by people who know more than you. This is how we all learn.
- Read the Bible and listen to the Lord. Who’s wiser than God?
- Be prepared to change your mind and change your opinions when better information becomes available.
Reflection Question: Who are 1-3 wise people in your life that you should listen to more than you do?