Prudence

     "A word fitly spoken is like apples of in pictures of silver. " (Proverbs 25:11)

     Prudence– "means implementing and applying good, logical, and just judgment to situations that will help in avoiding error and problems."  Prudence is practical common sense that takes the trouble to think out and think through what you are doing and what is likely to come of it.  One dictionary defines “prudence” as “the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason; shrewdness in the management of affairs; and good judgment in the use of resources.” Prudence is one of the main aspects of wisdom as seen in (Proverbs 14;8a), " The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way…". What makes the prudent man wise is the fact that he “thoughtfully considers his way.” That is to say, he seeks to understand who he is, where he is going, and what he is doing. The prudent man has a moral standard and compass; he has a moral and spiritual direction and discernment, and he stays on course. (Proverbs 22:3), "A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished."

   

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