(Proverbs 1:5 KJV) A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
I tend to think of the “wise” (2450) man as the one who dispenses. This says he will “hear” (8085). He will listen. The wise man is one who receives. But have you noticed how two people can sit in the same learning situation and only one gets anything out of it? They could both match up on demographics and still come out different.
Part of wisdom is in moving beyond accumulating knowledge and putting it together into a meaningful pattern. I have known people who follow a disciplined pattern of daily Bible reading and a rigorous schedule and yet don’t seem to be able to put that together in how they are to treat the person walking their dog in front of the house.
Perhaps the emphasis should be on meditating and thinking about what has been read instead of checking off the chapters. I know that in writing these posts it is very easy to get into just producing something. My goal is to dwell on what I say so it isn’t just nice words.
So? Give the Lord that extra time that He deserves.