What are some of the characteristics of a wise person? - Wisdom - TouchPoints

What are some of the characteristics of a wise person?

Psalm 14:1Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.”

Proverbs 1:7Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Proverbs 14:1A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.

Proverbs 18:2Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions.

The Bible describes fools as having the following characteristics: (1) refusing to acknowledge the existence of a loving God; (2) making no attempt to develop wisdom and self-discipline; (3) being entertained by making fun of what is good and moral; (4) speaking carelessly and thoughtlessly about others; and (5) thinking they are always right. Therefore, a wise person must have the opposite characteristics: (1) acknowledging a loving God who deeply cares about you; (2) actively disciplining yourself to pursue wisdom; (3) respecting what is good and right and standing up to wrong; (4) finding the good in others and encouraging them; and (5) being humble enough to know you don’t have all the answers.