Practice God’s law–get a reputation for wisdom; hang out with a loose crowd–embarrass your family. Proverbs 28:7 (MSG)
All the men and women in the Bible who got and had a reputation for wisdom ended up being successful in life. They had one thing in common and that is they practiced God’s Word. They heard from God and kept His Word – the spoken and the written.
Joshua was a wise and thus a successful leader because early on at the start of his calling the Lord taught him how to deal wisely in the affairs of life and have good success. The Lord told Joshua to immerse himself in God’s Word by meditating in it day and night and so thereby being able to act and walk according to what the Word instructs. Joshua 1:8
Get a reputation for wisdom by immersing yourself in His Word because acting in line with God’s Word is how we are able to walk and function wisely.
That’s how we are able to live right with God and people, it is how we can live well, whole, and successful.