All who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly.
Proverbs 13:16 NIV
The Safety Council of Canada calls seniors to be prudent when taking medications. Approximately two-thirds of seniors in Canada over the age of 65 have five or more drug prescriptions. Approximately a quarter have 10 prescriptions or more. For our seniors, this means more than having to remember which medications to take on what day and at what time. Polypharmacy — the simultaneous use of multiple drugs by one patient – brings a whole list of potential adverse drug reactions and safety measures to keep at the forefront of their minds.
We are not promised tomorrow. We certainly make our plans, but often what we plan doesn’t come to pass. At the same time, we are prudent to plan for the future. Wise people put money away for retirement, hoping that Jesus comes before we need it, but if He doesn’t, we are prepared for the future. That is called prudence. King Solomon says this in Proverbs 13:16: “All who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly.” Christians are called to be wise in all that we do. Jesus even tells a parable about how His followers are to be wiser than the people of the world when it comes to practical and financial matters. We who are followers of Jesus are called to have eternity in sight, always. We know that this world is not our home – we are citizens of the Kingdom of heaven. We view all that we experience through the eyes of Scripture. At the same time, we spend our lives here and are called to be wise and prudent as we plan for the future. If you love Jesus, be wise in all things.
These have been words from the heart.