Day 4 | Faithful in Character

Wise Up

“Proverbs… for attaining wisdom and discipline… for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life.” – Proverbs 1:2


As men, we have many responsibilities that require strong and decisive leadership.  A good leader has great wisdom. Wisdom is the knowing and applying of principles for successful living.

The greatest pursuit of your life is obtaining wisdom.

It’s time to wise up.  Commit yourself to gaining wisdom.


  • Commit to reading one chapter of Proverbs each day for the rest of the Challenge.
  • Read a biography of a successful man.
  • Sit down with a man 10 years older than yourself and ask, “What advice would you give me if you were speaking to yourself ten years ago.”
  • Make the decision to be a reader.


Set aside 30 minutes to read. Consider making this a daily commitment.


“Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.”
~Aldous Huxley

“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.” ~ Wilfred Peterson



  1. Neil Kennedy on February 17, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I want to highly recommend the book, “More than a Hobby” by David Green. It is one of the best books by a CEO – very practical.

  2. Dave on March 24, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Read the book (LIVE the life), don’t wait for the movie.

  3. Mike Z on April 14, 2011 at 11:20 am

    OK now this will not be easy for me I will do my utmost to try and get an extra 30 minutes reading time in for this challenge so I will not fall short on this challenge. I will start by reading the Bible longer each day .

  4. Ben Moreno on February 2, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Started the the Proverbs plan on You Version… Proverbs 1:33 But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.

  5. Blake Mcinnis on January 4, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Ordered the book the book “more than a hobby” and committed to read a proverb a day.

  6. Stephen Jakubowski on March 29, 2013 at 1:03 am

    I love wisdom!

  7. Scott B. on October 14, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Starting Proverbs on YouVersion Today

  8. Steve Granata on November 22, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I am now reading Proverbs everyday. I am going to read the book, More than a hobby.

  9. Kevin Arnold on May 21, 2020 at 5:55 am

    Already an avid reader. Haven’t tried a biography yet, definitely going to though. Love Proverbs and will go through it again intently.

  10. Dov on May 22, 2020 at 2:10 am

    Committing to read 1 Chapter of Proverbs a day till end of challenge and read at least 30 minutes a day. I’ll start to finish the Fivestar Man Book. This callenge is becoming time consuming now. I’ll do it for Jesus

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