Westside Baptist Church of York  
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Kermit L. Minnick, Pastor


“He who walks with wise men will be wise . . ."

  Proverbs 13:20

Wise men produce wise men. The ones we “walk” with are the ones with whom we spend most of our time, and we are greatly influenced by their perspectives, attitudes, values, and example. Wise men are not necessarily highly-educated, and highly-educated men are not necessarily wise. It is not an accrediting agency which can define wisdom, but rather the One of whom it is said, “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!” He declares, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.” By “the fear of the LORD” is meant a reverential regard of His authority. The person who is not conscientious in obeying God's commandments and in honoring Him in the totality of his life is not wise. He who neglects the Scriptures, and is ignorant of the Scriptures, or who scorns the Scriptures, who refuses to believe the world is of God's creating, and who denies the supernatural miracles of the Bible, and the virgin birth of Christ, and the physical resurrection of Christ from the dead, who does not believe in everlasting life or everlasting punishment, is not wise. Nor does such a man produce wise men. “He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.” Who do you walk with on the television? On the computer? Who are your favorite authors or musicians? Who is influencing your lifestyle, your ethical decisions, your sense of priorities? Who are you imitating? Do these men or women lead you to glorify God, love God, obey God, trust God, be grateful to God, pray to God, rejoice in God? If not, you are walking with the wrong people. “The companion of fools will be destroyed.” Take warning from the Scriptures. Walk with the Old Testament prophets and the New Testament apostles. Walk with serious Christians who know God and take sin seriously. They will be able to teach you the Scriptures “which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”



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