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Wise Men

"There are 4 types of disciples that sit in the presence of teachers:

the sponge, who soaks up everything (without discernment),

the funnel, who takes everything in and then lets it all out again (no retention or application),

the strainer, who lets out the wine and keeps the sediment (only remembers the irrelevant) and

the sifter, who extracts the coarse flour (erroneous teaching) and keeps the fine flour (true teaching)."

The student verification for whether his teacher is wise or not is known as the Lift Test. Assuming that both the teacher and the student get into a lift from the ground floor to go up to the tenth floor. Any one truth or insight the teacher desires to impart to his student must be shared and understood during that lift journey. Any duration longer may indicate that the teacher has not thought through thoroughly, or he is not precise, or he is beating around the bush, or he is overdosing the student with too much at one go.

Below are some characteristics and truths about wise men
(please go through each truth one at a time):

They are: Biblical Reference
Fishers of men Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.
Not necessarily great or old Job 32:9
Great men are not always wise, nor do the aged always understand justice.
Not complicated Psalm 19:7
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
Loving and kind Psalm 107:43
Whoever is wise will observe these things, and they will understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.
Hearers with understanding Proverbs 1:5
A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel..
God-fearing Proverbs 3:7
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and depart from evil.
Hardworking with foresight Proverbs 6:6-8
Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, which, having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.
Disciplined and obedient Proverbs 8:33
Hear instruction and be wise, and do not disdain it.
Correctable Proverbs 9:8
Do not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you; rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.
Teachable Proverbs 9:9
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
Not lazy Proverbs 10:5
He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.
Keepers of God's commandments Proverbs 10:8
The wise in heart will receive commands, but a prating fool will fall.
Builders of faith Proverbs 10:14
Wise people store up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
Men of few words Proverbs 10:19
In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise.
Not presumptuous Proverbs 12:15
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds counsel is wise.
Gracious to others Proverbs 12:18
There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health.
Life-transformers Proverbs 13:14
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death.
Walking with other wise men Proverbs 13:20
He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.
Not destroyers Proverbs 14:1
The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands.
Not confident in the flesh Proverbs 14:16
A wise man fears and departs from evil, but a fool rages and is self-confident.
Proper and discreet Proverbs 15:2
The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.
Heaven-bound Proverbs 15:24
The way of life winds upward for the wise, that he may turn away from hell below.
Peace-makers Proverbs 16:14
As messengers of death is the king's wrath, but a wise man will appease it.
Prudent Proverbs 16:21
The wise in heart will be called prudent, and sweetness of the lips increases learning.
Short, sweet and sharp Proverbs 16:23
The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.
Not repeat offenders Proverbs 17:10
Rebuke is more effective for a wise man than a hundred blows on a fool.
Slow to speak Proverbs 17:28
Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; when he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.
Seekers of knowledge Proverbs 18:15
The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Seekers of godly counsel Proverbs 19:20
Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days.
Not alcoholics Proverbs 20:1
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise
Strategists Proverbs 20:18
Plans are established by counsel; by wise counsel wage war.
Knowledgeable and trainable Proverbs 21:11
When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise; but when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
Desirable and precious Proverbs 21:20
There is desirable treasure, and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man squanders it.
Practitioner of knowledge Proverbs 22:17
Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge;
Strong like a tree Proverbs 24:5
A wise man is strong, yes, a man of knowledge increases strength;
Safe in the midst of counsellors Proverbs 24:6
For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, and in a multitude of counselors there is safety.
Not biased Proverbs 24:23
These things also belong to the wise: it is not good to show partiality in judgment.
Self-controlled Proverbs 29:11
A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back.
Not overly righteous nor overly wise Ecc 7:16
Do not be overly righteous, nor be overly wise: Why should you destroy yourself?
Discerning and timely Ecc 8:5-6
He who keeps his command will experience nothing harmful; and a wise man's heart discerns both time and judgment, because for every matter there is a time and judgment, though the misery of man increases greatly.
Right in heart Ecc 10:2
A wise man's heart is at his right hand, but a fool's heart at his left.

Jesus said in Matthew 7:21-27 concerning wise men:

"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from Me, you evildoers!'

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."