(Proverbs 15:5 KJV) A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
A “fool” (191) is not “prudent” (6191). I guess the corollary of that is that a wise man is. Have you ever prayed for prudence? I don’t think I have. It may be like praying for patience. You don’t want situations where you have to exercise that gift.
But it should be on our list, maybe close to the top. Prudence has to do with balance and restraint. Those are not popular in our personal choices or our cultural priorities. Prudence makes it impossible to pray, “I want patience, and I want it now.” Prudence says, “What is the right response (amount, priority, direction)?” Prudence gets into all the little cracks of life.
So? We all have many decisions daily. Use some common sense. God has given us the guidelines we need but we have to apply them.