A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions.
The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.
—Proverbs 20:3 (NLT)
The prudent person is one who exhibits caution when he recognizes danger. He does not base his decisions on fear. He wisely realizes that he will reap the results of that danger without taking precautions. James 1:5-8 says that if we ask God for wisdom, we will receive it. But we should ask in faith, without doubting. We will not receive wisdom if we doubt. And a person without wisdom is like a wave in the sea tossed by the wind. He is double-minded and unstable in all his ways. Perhaps, the simpleton of which Proverbs 2:3 speaks is that double-minded man. He goes blindly on. Without wisdom, he suffers the consequences of that danger.
Who am I? The prudent one or the simple one? We live in a world that each day shocks us with unbelievable issues. A person without God's wisdom will not have the prudence to make it through this life. He will stumble and fall. With God's wisdom, walking in faith gives you strength. Ask in faith for God's wisdom, and He will give it to you. He will not withhold it from you. God wants to provide you with what you need to flourish.
Ask and live.
©2020 Lynn Lacher