I pray that ________ will want to be counted as wise, desiring to build a reputation for wisdom. Here’s what she (he) needs your help with, Lord: to live well, live wisely, live humbly. Help her (him) live by this truth: It’s the way she (he) lives, not the way she (he) talks, that counts. Mean-spirited ambition isn’t wisdom. Boasting that you are wise isn’t wisdom. Twisting the truth to make yourselves sound wise isn’t wisdom. It’s the furthest thing from wisdom—it’s animal cunning, devilish conniving. Whenever you’re trying to look better than others or get the better of others, things fall apart and everyone ends up at the others’ throats.