After listening to what he was learning – and it was good stuff – I circled back to the original question. In the subsequent conversation it became clear that he, like most men, had never been shown how to study the Word of God for himself.
As we talked about this he became animated about his desire to learn to study. We talked through a simple Bible study and I gave him an assignment. If he responds, does the work, I may have found a wise man. We’ll see.
I went to talk to him about something else. As we talked, it became clear that he needed Bible more than that for which we had originally set the appointment. My role now is to pray that he will follow through.