New King James Version | NKJV

Proverbs 14:15

The simple believes every word,
But the prudent considers well his steps.

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Reflective Thinking

In this proverb, the word “simple” is not a compliment. The original Hebrew word used for simple here is “pĕthiy”. A better translation would be naive or foolish and no one in their right mind wants to be foolish.

Action Idea

How do we not act a fool? I think a great way of considering our steps is to ask “the greatest question ever“. Using it has the opportunity to give us a lot of actionable insights.

It goes like this, “In light of my past experiences, my current circumstances, and my future hopes and dreams, what is the wise thing for me to do?”.

If you want greater insight into fool-proofing your life please check out Andy Stanley’s book “The Greatest Question Ever”.