Prudence is an uncommon quality to have now-a-days . With all sorts of reviews, ads, and campaigns, you can easily get into the habit of letting others do the work of finding out. “Look before you leap” is a common saying that many people don’t adhere to, mostly because they “just don’t have time” to look before they leap.
Before you really ‘leap’ into something, it’s best to check it out. Does it agree with what you believe? Does it agree with itself? Does it benefit others ? These questions can be answered through research, and another way to answer them is to ask around. But who should you ask? You do not want to make Rehoboam’s mistake by counseling with the unwise fools, but rather take counsel with the elders and the wise men .
Prudence is a sign of wisdom. As Proverbs 19:2 says; “Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way .” If you practice prudence, you will seek to have knowledge, and look before you leap. -Grayce, South Carolina