ESV - 5 O simple ones, learn prudence; O fools, learn sense.
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I agree with Michael when he said that common sense combines wisdom and discretion. Wisdom is knowing what to do; discretion is knowing when and where. And then he cited Proverbs 3:21 as proof: "Dear friend, guard Clear Thinking and Common Sense with your life; don't for a minute lose sight of them." --MSG (Pro 3:21) My dad used to live right down the street from Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous architect, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The story is told that in 1937 architect Frank Lloyd Wright built a house for industrialist Hibbard Johnson. One rainy evening Johnson was entertaining distinguished guests for dinner when the roof began to leak. The water seeped through directly above Johnson himself, dripping steadily onto his bald head. Irate, he called Wright in Phoenix, Arizona. “Frank,” he said, “you built this beautiful house for me and we enjoy it very much. But I have told you the roof leaks, and right now I am with some friends and distinguished guests and it is leaking right on top of my head.” Wright’s reply was heard by all of the guests. “Well, Hib, why don’t you move your chair?” Today in the Word
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