I read through the chapter then he said, “Read the first three verses again.” When I got to verse three he said, “That’s the one I wanted to hear. Isn’t that wise?” We talked about it a minute before we hung up. I’ve meditated on the verse all day.
We can all probably think of people who didn’t obey this instruction, but I wanted to think about some illustrations of people who have done what this verse says.
One perfect example is Joseph in the book of Genesis. When Potiphar’s wife began speaking seductively to him, Joseph, in prudence, ran from her presence. He could see that the end result would be sin and he “hid himself” from it.
Then it also dawned on me that by calling and asking me to read Scripture to him, my husband was putting into practice the wisdom of which this verse speaks He knew that without the Word of God to calm his heart, he would continue in his frustration and anger. Rather than stewing over the stupidity of drivers, he ran to the Wisdom of the Word to redirect His thinking. How wise.
How will you practice prudence today? Guard your heart against sinful reactions. Stay out of places where the end result would be sin. Turn from temptation. Hide yourself from the evil you see ahead of you rather than passing on – oblivious to the danger in your path!
Have a great weekend,