The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: 2 for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; 3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair; 4 for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young— 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance. Proverbs 1:1-5
Solomon was the smartest man to have ever lived. God gave him a choice to ask for anything he wanted, and he asked for an understanding and discerning heart. In a display of God's pleasure with such a request, He granted the young King Solomon wisdom and so much more. And so when a man like Solomon writes about how to gain understanding, its best to listen up.
Wisdom comes from listening. Knowing how to act, what is fair, and discerning direction are all benefits of listening. And even better, listening is a stackable activity. There is no limit on how much wisdom you can obtain and adding to it is encouraged by the wisest man to have ever lived. The best practice for growing wise is not talking or acting. Becoming wise is an activity that any man can do regardless of age, status, or season of life. And the effects of listening impact every area of a man's life without discriminating. Take Solomon's word for it and receive this life-changing advice.
DO THIS TODAY: Practice listening.