Proverbs – Characteristics of Wise Man

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Bible Study Lesson:

Proverbs 12: 1-28

What are the characteristics of wise man according to Proverbs 12?

  • Ready to accept criticism
  • Ready to admit correction
  • His plans are just
  • Built his house on rock, strong foundation
  • He cares for the needs of his animals!
  • Knows how to escape from trouble
  • Ready to listen to advice
  • He overlooks the insult
  • His testimonies are true – Trustworthy
  • His speech brings healing
  • Joy in his heart
  • Keeps his knowledge to himself!
  • Diligent
  • Disciplined
  • He is cautious in his friendship
  • His ways lead to life and immortality

Ask yourself following questions, and think of any situations in which you acted in certain ways.

  • How do I react to criticism? (Positive or negative)
  • Do I admit mistakes and accept corrections?
  • How do I plan my daily activities? (Keep it to last moment!)
  • What is the basis or motivation of my actions? (Why do I do what I do?)
  • Do I take counsel for important decisions?
  • How do I react to insult?
  • Am I trustworthy to others?
  • How do I make friends?
  • Am I a good administrator of my time? (Diligence and Discipline)
  • Also check out: Proverbs – The Navigators


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  3. Josephine says

    :) It seems I needed this very much. I am going through a very difficult time with my just turned 18 yr old son. We both need to stop and really pay attention to this. I know I stand corrected. Thanks for this!

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  5. Carl says

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  7. Mccord Christine Buthelezi says

    Thank you for for sharing I have learned a lot and I am willing to change my ways. I want to be wise.

  8. says

    the book of proverbs is always one of the best books to read if you want to be wise.Greats words.Thanks for sharing and stay blessed

  9. MMmmm Mary Jo says

    Wisdom, correction and taking corrective criticism is sometimes hard but sometime to get where God wants us to be, we have close our eyes and accept it so that we can grow. Without wisdom we will be defeated without knowledge we will not understand the word of God.
    thanks for this study it will helps stand…
    Mary Jo

  10. Jennie says

    Corrective criticism keeps us closer to God when we realize what is right and wrong in our walk with God. The Holy Spirit will guide us with wisdom and knowledge of life choices when we let him in our heart.

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