Proverbs 27:12 A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.
Prudent is defined as wise or judicious in practical affairs; sagacious; discreet or circumspect; sober. 2.careful in providing for the future; provident. Being prudent is about being wise in our everyday lives. Being careful to provide for the future. Thinking ahead. God expects us to be prudent and take precautions... or we suffer the consequences. God's word is full of ways on how to be prudent...if we would only listen we would be prepared!! The easiest example of this if being careful with our money...being prudent with our money... to do that we must know how much we owe...set that aside... get our bills payed on times, so we won't have late fees and other charges...then be careful with the rest so that it goes far enough... So often people are suffering the consequences because they spend before they put back... blindly hoping that it will all work out. We are told here that we are to do our part to keep our lives straightened out or we will suffer the consequences.
God tells us to work hard, as if we were working for him (Colossians 3:23). When we do this it secures our jobs. God tells us not to be gossips or hang out with people that do (Proverbs 20:19). This keeps us out of so much drama and trouble. The Bible tells us to keep busy (Proverbs 20:13).
The Bible is full of instructions that help us foresee danger and be prepared. God expects us to do our part to learn how to stay our of trouble...if we don't we suffer the consequences.... we can choose to stay uneducated about how to do our lives... or we can choose to learn all God put down to help us... it is up to us. We can call on God to help us learn and remember and put into practice... but, God expects us to do the seeking after... and it is up to us to take precautions. Another words there is no excuse for being stupid about things, we have to do our part to be educated or we suffer for our inaction.
We can learn from our mistakes...we we find ourselves suffering the consequences we can ask ourselves where we went wrong, what did we do to cause what happened.. this is taking responsibility. We can examine it and find out what God would have us do...and next time instead of reacting stupid we can do better. We are to grow, and grow and grow .... Stupid will not excuse us.....wisdom and action are ours for the taking and when we make the effort God gives us the ability!!