A prudent man

Proverbs 12:23 “A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.”

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Some of the most embarrassing moments of our lives have often come as a result of opening our mouths when we shouldn’t have.

In most of these instances we have known all along that saying nothing was best, yet we somehow still want to reveal what is in our hearts.

The problem is that the things in our hearts are often unwise, sometimes self-serving, and always unnecessary.

If we had only waited another few moments (or even another day), considering the matter further, we would have likely determined the thoughts of our hearts to be foolish.

These are the experiences that help to make a prudent man.

Concealing a matter does not seem the correct course of action for someone who wants to show himself wise.

The prudent man learns how little wisdom he usually has and keeps many things to himself.

We ought to ask God help us learn from these moments of proclamation, to be quiet.

Prudence is learned by practice, as we make a habit of not revealing all we know.

Proverbs 12:23 “A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.”

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