Proverbs This collection of wise sayings are meant to draw us into right living with God and people. How do we measure wisdom? How do we tell if we are wise? How do we keep our wisdom? In Proverbs God teaches justice, discipline, the treatment of the poor, and the difference between the foolishl and the wise. The world has an abundance of knowledge, but what about godly wisdom. Wisdom prepares our hearts so that we can hear from God. A fool is one who thinks they don’t need wise counsel. Wisdom can be learned; it can be taught. A wise person is courageous, has self-control, has discretion, is forward-thinking.