Lord and Wise Man According

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The Wise Man According to Proverbs: An Outline
* His Character
* He Is Teachable, Not Intractable
1. He receives and loves instruction (18:15; 19:20) 2. He grows in wisdom (1:5; 9:9; 10:14)
* He Is Righteous, Not Wicked
3. He fears the Lord (1:7; 14:16; see below under relationship to the Lord) 4. He hates what is false (13:5)
5. He shuns evil (3:7; 14:16; 16:6)
6. He does what is righteous (2:20)
7. He speaks the truth (22:21)
* He Is Humble, Not Proud (15:33)
* He Is Self-controlled, Not Rash
8. His temperament
1. He is self-controlled (29:11)
2. He has a calm spirit (17:27)
3. He is slow to become angry (29:8,11)
1. 2. His actions
1. He is cautious, not hasty (19:2)
2. He thinks before he acts (13:16; 14:8)
3. He thinks before he speaks (12:23; 15:2)
* He Is Forgiving, Not Vindictive
1. He is patient (19:11)
2. He is concerned about goodwill/peace (14:9)
3. He forgives those who wrong him (10:12; 17:9)
4. He is not vindictive (20:22; 24:29)
* His Relationships
* To the Lord
1. He fears the Lord (9:10; 14:16; 15:33)
2. He trusts in the Lord (3:5; 16:3,20)
3. He is ever mindful of the Lord (3:6)
4. He chooses the Lord's way/wisdom (8:10-11; 17:24) 5. He submits to the Lord's discipline (1:2-3; 3:11) 6. He confesses his sin (28:13)
* To His Family
7. To his parents
1. Respects them (17:6; contrast 30:17)
2. Listens to them (23:22; cf. 1:8; 4:1)
3. Seeks to bring them honor and joy
1. By being wise (10:1; 15:20; 29:3)
2. By being righteous (23:24)
3. By being diligent (10:5)
1. To his wife
1. He appreciates her
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