Are you prudent enough to avoid danger?
Are you always falling in danger? Or is someone you know always falling in trouble? Then this write up is surely for you.
The Bible says:-
The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it. (Proverbs 22:3)
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished. (Proverbs 27:12, KJV)
The the key words are ‘see danger’ and ‘foreseeth the evil’ (or ‘foreseeing the evil’ in modern English).
Let’s also understand the meaning of the word prudent.
Prudent – careful and avoiding risks: as per dictionary.cambridge.org
It’s a good thing to be prudent. Because by being careful you avoid risks.
If you know a certain exercise has harmed people, you can always avoid it or ask your physical trainer for an alternative.
Before you put your money for investment into a financial institution or corporation, its better to check the viability of long term positive returns. Otherwise you’d end up lamenting about your losses.
If you’re going to have surgery for yourself or friends and family, its always good to research and have a second opinion from another doctor, if that is the best thing to do. You don’t want to end up even more sick post surgery due to an ill informed decision.
Don’t get fooled by what you see on the TV or online about taking risks head on. You need to understand the risk and know why you need to take it or you can skip a worthless risk. It will save you a lot of time and effort.
It is not enough to see or foresee danger but also you must act accordingly on this. Most importantly follow the words of Jesus Christ as given below in Matthew 7:24-27:
Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.
May you be truly prudent and avoid danger!
Posted on May 27, 2022, in Christ, Discernment and tagged avoid deception, avoid foolishness, avoid sin, Christ Jesus, Christian growth, holiness, prudence. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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