How to of the Day: How To Be Wise

Today I wanted to post on a Proverb, and the Poverb that stood out to me was verse 20 in chapter 13. It says, "He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm."

I know some people who are not that bright. If you are reading this blog you can be sure you aren't one of them. Altough it might be "fun" sometimes to be around these people, we need to walk with the wise if we want to be wise.

To everyone who walks with Christ,
-Kole

5 comments:

Uncle Nate March 13, 2008 at 4:48 PM  

Hey, Kole,

This seems like a Catch 22. How does a fool become wise if wise men won't walk with him for fear of suffering harm?
Can't we only suffer harm if God wills it?

Life Savior March 13, 2008 at 5:22 PM  

Good question, I think that Christian's need to be around "foolish" people. But not have a close relationship with them. So that the foolish will see Christ throuogh us. I've been in a lot of situations like this, where somebody is being foolish or annoying, I still need to be kind and patient with them. (even though it can be really hard).
But if we hang out with the foolish a lot... tut, tut, tut.
We might become just like them.
~Kade

Uncle Nate March 13, 2008 at 5:39 PM  

Kole,

Good answer. I have a follow-up question, though.

How do you know if you're the foolish man or the wise man? How can you tell when you've crossed over from being one to being the other?

(Ok, that was TWO follow-up questions, but who's counting?...)

uncle nate March 13, 2008 at 5:45 PM  

ps - nice use of Switchfoot lyrics "tut-tut, it looks like rain", btw. And did you know that Switchfoot borrowed that line from A.A. Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh" - "Winnie the Pooh and the Rainy Day" specifically.

Life Savior March 13, 2008 at 6:11 PM  

Uncle Nate, that was Kade who commented a reply. But thanks for thinking of me. To answer your questions: if we are following Christ we will already be more wise than over 98% of the people in the world (that's a guess. Probably higher). We can also tell by the people we hang out with. And to answer your second question, We can tell if we are now hanging out with foolish people and we enjoy it. If we enjoy it that's when we know we're in trouble.

-Kole

P.S. Thanks for the comments and feedback.

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