What is a proverb? Pro-verb

My Bible study this week focused on Proverbs 14 and the 5 things that differentiate the wise from the not-so-wise, namely:

  • Humility
  • Value for learning and knowledge
  • Cautious
  • Calm
  • Compassion and sensitivityProverbs

Pro-verb. Pro, positive, verb, doing something. So a proverb should be about doing something positive. The book of Proverbs in the Bible talks a lot about what the wise should do.Proverbs

I’m learning that wisdom is not about sitting back and calling yourself wise. Wisdom is defined by action!

Wisdom is about doing the things that demonstrate your wisdom. Wisdom is being humble, actively seeking to increase your knowledge base. Wisdom is not taking unnecessary risks just for the rush, it is about being serene and confident that God is with you so you don’t have to live at a frantic pace. And above all, it is being kind to others, showing love and compassion and acceptance even when someone isn’t as wise as you wish they were.

The Bible says when God asked Solomon what he would like above anything else, he asked for wisdom and knowledge.

And maybe I will be wise enough to make that same request.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. rljaffe says:

    Agreed. I equate wisdom with self control- to be able to make clear concise decisions and judgements thoughtfully, with integrity. So wisdom can be about stopping (with purpose)to think. I think a wise person is more considerate than someone who is unwise.
    Proverbs is the ultimate reference!

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Another awesome -ing. Stopping to consider and. Agreed! Thanks for enhancING this post. Love it!


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