Careful, wise discernment; the avoidance of rash behaviour or speech; the good management of talents and resources and the showing of tact and wisdom in relationships with other people.
The link between prudence and wisdom
Characteristics of prudence
A teachable spirit Pr 15:5
Prudence involves good management of talents and resources
Examples of prudent behaviour
Prudence in dealing with other people Ge 26:26-31 Abimelech makes a treaty with Isaac; Ge 32:3-21 Jacob prepares to meet Esau; Ne 2:1-6 Nehemiah petitions Artaxerxes; Da 1:8-14 Daniel’s diplomacy in avoiding Nebuchanezzar’s food; Da 2:10-16 Daniel’s wisdom and tact in the face of death; Mt 22:15-22 Jesus Christ’s wisdom on the question of paying taxes to Caesar; Ac 5:33-40 Gamaliel’s speech to the Sanhedrin