(Proverbs 8:12 KJV) I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
“Wisdom” (2451) is a package. It must “dwell” (7931) with “prudence” (6195). Sometimes we want to have part of the deal but not the other. Won’t happen. You see, one is part of the other. If you reject prudence you are also rejecting wisdom.
We see this schizophrenia in other parts of our spiritual walk. Some people like the idea of Jesus as Savior but really don’t want to meet Jesus as Lord. Some people rejoice that they are saved by grace but don’t want to hear about the requirement of works. Some claim to trust but refuse to obey.
There is a card game called “Rook.” It has four colors instead of spades and hearts and such. Like many games, you must follow suit. If someone leads yellow, and you have a yellow, you must play yellow. You can’t play your trump and take the hand. If you play trump anyway, you will win the hand but lose the game when someone finds out.
So? Don’t try to cheat on God. He wrote the rules. He knows them backwards and forwards. He also knows your heart. Rejoice. He loves you anyway.