Who Is The Wise Man?

Richard Thetford

Jesus tells us in Matthew 7:24-25: “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.” The wise man is the one who hears the words of Jesus and then “does what He commands of us.” The wise man is the one who is always prepared for Jesus everyday of his life, as the 5 wise virgins were in Matthew 25:1-12.

How do we become a wise man? First of all we must turn from worldly wisdom and rely on the wisdom of God as Paul stated in 1 Corinthians 3:18. We can only learn to do that through our own study of the scriptures as Paul told Timothy to do in 2 Timothy 2:15. When we learn what we are to do through our diligent study of God’s Word, we will then strive to walk carefully in the ways of the Lord. Paul wrote: “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Eph 5:15). It is a commendable thing for one to be wise in the ways of the Lord because when we are, then we will be able to enter into eternal rest with our Lord (Matt 25:1-10). Are you striving to be wise in the ways of the Lord? The destiny of your soul depends on whether you are or not. Why not strive to be wise in the ways of the Lord today?