Good morning saints,
I would like to share the word prudent, that has been used in the bible many times.
The word “prudent”in Hebrew is “Sakal” which can mean “good success”
In Joshua 1:8, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
The word prudent is also used to describe our Lord Jesus Christ, the Servant of God
Isaiah 52:13, “Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently;
He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high.”
In the (New Living Translation-NLT version),
Isaiah 52:13 (NLT),
my servant will prosper (sakal) He will be highly exalted.”
The benefits of dealing prudently are exalted, extolled and be very high and prosper”
The word prudent has been used as wise to describe king David’s behaviour in
1 Samuel 18 progressively.
1 Samuel 18:5, “So David went out wherever Saul sent him, and behaved wisely(prudently, sakal)
In 1 Samuel 18:14, “And David behaved wisely (prudently) in all his ways, and the Lord was with him.”
1 Samuel 18:30, “Then the princes of the Philistines went out to war. And so it was, whenever they went out, that David behaved more wisely than all the servants of Saul, so that his name became highly esteemed.”
The above three verses described King David’s wise ( prudent) behaviour in dealing with king Saul
Each time King David behaved more wisely (prudently)
King David was promoted, accepted, influential
And his name became famous and honoured!
In Proverbs 19:14, one of a noble attributes of a wife is to be prudent.
Proverbs 19:14, “Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers,
But a prudent wife is from the Lord”
The word prudent has many meanings:-
1) Wise management
2) Good judgment
3) Foresight and Forethought
6) Judicious —has the Lord’s grace and capacity to make wise decision and just conclusion.
8) Propriety, decorum, decency and respectability
In Sumnary, I have still so much to attain, to wisely understand, times to be sensible to behave and to emulate the prudence that our Lord Jesus Christ exhibited in His daily dealings with the people and disciples around Him.
May we continue to pray and live in the fear of the Lord daily!
Proverbs 9:10, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
God bless you with His prudence daily!