January 23, 2013

Walking Wisely

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- January 23, 2013

He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20

Do you have a wise woman or man in whom you confide? Is there someone—your dad, mom, a business associate, or teacher—to whom you can go for objective, biblical advice? It is in humility we learn to harvest good sense and wisdom. Gaining God’s perspective is not a one-time event but a lifetime of leaning on others to grow in our understanding. Wisdom comes from walking with the wise, not flirting with fools.

Good people engage with good company. There is no separation of being influenced by skilled people with seedy morals during the week and hearing a sermon on Sunday. “Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character’” (1 Corinthians 15:33). Instead, be intentional toward integrity. Seek out a wise peer, or ask a wise mom if you may call her for counsel. Wisdom walks with willing participants who obey.

“For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people” (1 Peter 2:15).

Beware of fools who talk fast but do not follow through. They may be aware of what is right and talk the talk, but they fail to walk the walk. They ignore integrity. Fools eventually damage relationships. Foolish behavior will come back to bite you; so avoid its influence. What seems like innocent fun eventually inflicts suffering and harms hearts. Fools practice anti-wisdom. “Fools despise wisdom and discipline” (Proverbs 1:7).

So where can you find wise companions? Look for them in church or in respected leadership roles in the community. Vet their resume of wise living by observing the countenance of their spouse, watching how they love their children, and studying their financial management. Jettison foolish friends so you have the capacity to walk with the wise. Ask, “Am I growing in wisdom or floundering with fools?”

A wise ruler once said, “It is better to heed a wise man’s rebuke than to listen to the song of fools” (Ecclesiastes 7:5).

Prayer: With whom can I walk in wisdom to become more Christlike in my life?

Related Readings: Genesis 13:12–13; Ruth 2:23; Acts 2:42; 2 Thessalonians 3:14

Post/Tweet today: Wisdom comes from walking with the wise, not flirting with fools.
#wisdom

Blessed by these readings?: pray about giving a donation, click… http://bit.ly/KArLE5

© 2012 by Boyd Bailey. All rights reserved.
Wisdom Hunters Resources / A registered 501 c3 ministry
info@mail.wisdomhuntersdevotional.com / www.wisdomhunters.com


Comments

  1. Nick says:

    Awesome

  2. Donna says:

    What is:
    Vet their resume of wise living

    My dictionaries – I checked all three in my house – do not contain any word “vet”.

    Thank you!

    1. Bethany says:

      Hi Donna,
      Thank you for raising this question. The word “vet” here is used as a verb with the meaning: to appraise, verify, or check for accuracy, authenticity, validity (definition via dictionary.com)

      I hope you find this helpful. I hope you have a blessed day!

  3. I am the business owner of JustCBD Store brand (justcbdstore.com) and I am currently seeking to expand my wholesale side of business. It would be great if anybody at targetdomain is able to provide some guidance . I thought that the very best way to accomplish this would be to talk to vape stores and cbd retailers. I was hoping if anybody could recommend a dependable site where I can buy CBD Shops B2B Leads I am currently taking a look at creativebeartech.com, theeliquidboutique.co.uk and wowitloveithaveit.com. Not sure which one would be the best option and would appreciate any advice on this. Or would it be simpler for me to scrape my own leads? Suggestions?

  4. Bomme Studio says:

    It’s hard to come by experienced people about this subject, however, you seem like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  5. Serene Media says:

    Hi, I do think this is a great web site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going to revisit yet again since i have saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide others.

  6. Lawn Care says:

    Your style is unique compared to other folks I have read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I’ll just bookmark this blog.


Comments are closed.

Recent Posts