Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly. (Proverbs 13:16)
My dad loved April Fools’ Day because he was a practical jokester —the rare breed who enjoyed others pulling shenanigans at his expense. It’s fun to be foolish one day a year, but it’s tragic when such becomes a lifestyle. God promises that the “prudent”—the shrewd and sensible—act with perceptive skill, or savvy. The fool, on the other hand is the individual who barrels through life with thoughtless stupidity. You may be a fun-loving practical joker today, but resume your prudent walk tomorrow.