The very first thing we need to do to start being wise is to fear and respect God. To say, “I believe God knows more about life than I do.” When you accept His wisdom, it helps you to live well. I did a quick study in Proverbs of all the things Wisdom promises to do for people. Wisdom makes the simple minded clever. It gives knowledge and purpose to the young. It helps you avoid traps that want to steal your life. It helps you avoid disaster. It enables you to understand what is right, just and fair and to find the right course of action every time. Wisdom will fill you with joy. It will make you safe. It will watch over you. It will give you a long and satisfying life. It will bring you honor and respect. It will guide you down delightful paths. It will make you happy. It will give you rest. It will open you up to God’s favor. It will multiply your days and add years to your life. That’s a pretty good list!