Let the wise hear and increase in learning
Proverbs 1:5: “Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance”.
The book of Proverbs was written by Solomon as instruction to his son.
The first chapter outlines the topics Solomon is calling his son to attend to; most specifically he emphasizes the importance of obtaining wisdom above anything else.
In the above verse, Solomon says that the wise person…………
increases in learning,
and obtains guidance from others.
Think about a person whom we would consider wise.
Does that person always give their opinion or advice on something?
Do they talk too much?
Wise people rarely view themselves as wise.
Instead, they learn from the people around them each day.
The wise are not puffed up with knowledge.
They don’t do anything to get glory for their wisdom.
A wise person becomes wise by hearing.
They listen more than they talk.
When does a person stop learning in life?
According to Proverbs, only an unwise man stops learning.
A truly wise man will hear things throughout his entire life and will continue learning from what he hears.
The fool is the one who thinks he knows everything.
He walks about in life thinking he has learned all he needs to learn.
Listening to and learning from the foolish is a road to heartache.
Have you ever heard the old phrase,
“If you want to soar with the eagles, you can’t run with the turkeys”?
We don’t need a lot of friends in life.
We just need a few good friends who build us up, not tear us down
If we hang around with fools, that’s what we become.
Do you have at least one godly friendship where biblical wisdom and correction can be offered, as well as received?
If we want to know and walk in wisdom, then we must be willing to listen and learn.
Jooley Mathew Z