The Traits of the Wise

The Traits of the Wise

If you spend much time in the Book of Proverbs, you might imagine these teachings portrayed visually as a series of caricatures - most notably the WISE MAN (OR WOMAN) and THE FOOL. Jesus uses this same character dichotomy to tell a story of choosing foundations for one’s house (Matthew 7:24-27). Here’s some of how Proverbs presents the traits of the wise man. He knows the value of…

  • Tact (15:1)
  • Confidentiality (11:13)...
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