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Day 127: How Prudent Are You?

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From torange.us

Lk.16:8 (KJV) And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.

Pro 22:3 (KJV) A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
 
Prudence, another expression of God’s matchless wisdom is a must have to keep abreast in this hi- tech and jet paced world.
 
It is one thing to be blessed; it’s another to be prudent. A lack of prudence makes His blessings of no effect in the life of a believer.
 
So what is prudence and what does it mean to be prudent?
 
Summarily, prudence connotes ‘smartness’ in the context of today’s world! The word also has an economic dimension which means to be ‘streetwise’ or ‘shrewd’ in business.
 
On a broader scale however prudence, according to wikipedia.org, is the exercise of sound judgment in practical affairs. Encarta pocket dictionary also defines being prudent as having good sense or carefully considering consequences.

A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. Pro 12:23 (KJV)

In the economic context which relates to how we handle our resources, wikitionary.org defines ‘prudent’ as being frugal. Frugality in turn is the practice of 1) avoiding unnecessary expenditure either of money or of anything else on anything. 2) Resourcefully using already owned economic goods and services to achieve a longer term goal.
 
A typical example of a prudent man in the Bible is Jacob. He was blessed and was very prudent as well.
 
Check out how by the demonstration of God’s wisdom he was able to so maneuver his way that he ended up richer than his wicked and manipulative boss Laban without any form of violence, bloodshed or unrest!
 
Also consider how he took advantage of God’s presence on two different occasions and registered his case with God reaping loads of blessings. (Gen.18:16-22 and Gen. 32:26-28). Surely, he didn’t waste anything- even opportunities!
 
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About Funmi Adebayo

Funmi is the Content Creator and Team Lead at makeadreamng.com, an initiative she set up to create and implement Online Media Strategies and other value added services for Nigerian Brands, Businesses and Professionals. She renders Writing, Editing, Book Cover Design, Book Layout Formatting, eBook Conversions, Book Marketing, Author Page Creation, Blog Consulting, and related services to authors through her FunmiAdebayoDotCom initiative. She also authors devotionals and journals, which she shares on Each Day Online blog. Funmi is an Electrical/ Electronic Engineering graduate (with expertise in IT Service Delivery/Support, and Strategic Business IT).

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