Isn’t it surprising that some people seem to find trouble at every corner? We all know friends and neighbors who take a wrong step at every opportunity and then are surprised when the consequences cause them pain. Most of these poor souls say, “I didn’t see that coming….”
Choices surround us. Choices determine what path we take and what path our lives take. Some of these choices are easy but some require more maturity and wisdom. The Bible says — A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it (Proverbs 22:3).
What is a prudent man? To me, it is the person who sees what is real, evaluates the situation with clairity of mind, and determines the best path to take. Sadly, most people take the ‘simple man’s’ path and refuse to see the consequences of the danger.
Each of us will have missteps. Sometimes we can’t see the danger in a particular choice and get ensnared in a poor choice. Often, though, we see the danger and fail to turn away from it.
Don’t say you didn’t see that coming just because you didn’t want to see or acknowledge the danger. Be the prudent man.