Proverb for the Day 24:5-6 — A Real Strong Man!

A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength; for waging war you need guidance, and for victory many advisers.

Guys who have spent a lot of time on the streets understand the idea of “might makes right.” But the two related wise sayings in these verses offer a slightly different slant on the subject.

The first indicates that a mighty man – a man of “great power” and “strength” – is actually the guy who is “wise” and has “knowledge.” Real power and strength is on the inside, not the outside, and comes from an ability to understand things and make good choices.

Such people also recognize the importance of “guidance” and “advisors” to enhance their own “power” and “strength.” That is particularly important when it comes to dealing with conflict – for “victory” when “waging war.”

Most of us guys think victory in life’s battles comes from our ability to out-muscle the other guy. But these verses offer another way – by out-thinking the other guy.

And don’t forget today – Christmas Eve 2013 – Wise Men Still Seek Him!