Recently I was watching a back-and-forth discussion online between a Bible teacher and a theologian. It was striking that the theologian was smarter than the Bible teacher, but the Bible teacher was wiser than the theologian.
The theologian was making a very strong argument based on metaphysics: it was a very good argument. But the Bible teacher just kept saying, "but that's not what the text says."
If the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, then surely refusing to abandon the ground of what Scripture actually says must be a big part of being wise.