Is Prudent a Bad Word?

I thought prudent was a bad word.  I had to google the meaning just to make sure.  Here's what I learned:

Prudent: acting with or showing care and thought for the future; cautious, discreet, careful

Simpleton:  a foolish or gullible person 

To be honest with you, I have been a simpleton in the past.  I wanted to believe that everyone had good intentions and wanted the best for those around them, but this is simply not realistic.  The Bible is very clear on this topic. 

Proverbs 14:15 
 Only simpletons believe everything they are told! The prudent carefully consider their steps. 

Proverbs 14:18  
Simpletons are clothed with foolishness, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.  

Maybe you have never struggled with this concept, but if you have or are right now you can rest assured that it is okay to be prudent.  It's not a bad word. 


  1. Prudent. If we were always prudent and never simpletons.
    I think we all have these moments, no matter how they come, but resting in the Lord for EVERYTHING helps.

    You're on a roll, I'm lovin' these posts!! :)

    1. Thanks my friend and yes it would be great if we could just be prudent all the time :-) SO right... trust the one that has everything in His hands does make a HUGE difference.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I hear I am going to get to meet you!!! YAY!!!

  3. This post made me smile. When I was at a cutting horse show in my early/mid teen years an older boy (that had been flirting with me all week) told someone I was a prude. I got all upset about it because I thought that it was an insult. Then realized...not so much. I had NO interest in what he was interested in. I was 14!! So be it! I was a prude! There is a little different meaning than prudent...but all in the same line of thinking.


    1. Heather that's funny! I know! I was thinking it was bad too, but that's right...not really. So you were a prude LOL it's all good :-D I guess we should all be more prudent. HA! especially at 14!!

  4. Hi there...I am just out visiting so I thought I would pop in and say hi! Hope you can stop over for a visit. :)

    1. Hey girl! I will hop over there in just a sec! Love to check out all the farm photos!! I have been MIA lately...crazy busy around here. Need to blog about it. lol



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