In this first series of 16 talks taken from his Book 5 “How to become wise”, Sean Kehoe introduces us to the four character types described in the Bible – the fool, the wicked, the simple and the wise. He points out how very few people there are who are actually wise, according to the Bible’s definition of wisdom. The good news is that once we gain a correct understanding of what we are like, we can then take practical steps, in many ways, to become wise.
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Talk 1 is an introduction of the whole subject of wisdom, why it matters, and addresses the question – am I wise?
Talks 2-5 look at what the Bible says about the fool, what the foolish are like, what makes a person a fool and what happens to such people.
Talk 6 looks at the simple, or naive. Many Christians are simple but don’t realise it, whereas they should aspire to become wise.
Talks 7-12 look at the wicked. The Bible has a much broader definition of what makes people wicked than we might have. Therefore, it is important that we find out what it says about the wicked and revise our understanding of it, to get in line with God’s Word.
Talks 13-15 look at what a wise person is like.
Talk 16 looks briefly at the question of how can we become wise. This major question is covered in much more detail in the next series of talks, 17-29, about what wise people do.