Only simpletons believe everything they are told!
The prudent carefully consider their steps.
Whether it’s a new get-rich-quick scheme or a lose-ten-pounds-a-day weight reduction product, some people will believe anything.
The brain that God gave you is an amazing computer: It allows you to taste, hear, see, smell, and touch the world around you. It has the capacity to remember things and to think through difficult problems. This head-sized computer also has the ability to help you research what you hear to find out if it is true or not.
This verse from Proverbs tells us that those who are prudent (practical, sensible, wise) will carefully think about what they are told. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But you won’t know for sure unless you use your brain to do some research. Anything that is true can stand the scrutiny of being questioned.
Christa is the founder of Teen Mother Choices and Teen Mother Choices International.