Common sense is sound practical judgment concerning everyday matters, or a basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge that is shared by ("common to") nearly all people. The first type of common sense, good sense, can be described as "the knack for seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
The above definition caused me to wonder what God says about having common sense.
Biblically, common sense can be thought of as a combination of wisdom and discretion. Wisdom is knowing what to do; discretion is knowing when and where to do it. Proverbs 3:21; 8:12-14
So, without common sense then one will act like a fool. One must think first like a fool to act like a fool. The KJV puts it as being void of understanding. (Proverbs 7:7; 8:24-30)
Proverbs 3:13-14 says it best. Wisdom allows us to see life the way God does. When we seek God's perspective, we can make decisions based upon their eternal significance rather than selfish interest. When we choose to make decision based on wisdom alone, we are exercising common sense.
The desire for instant gratification is the enemy of common sense. We all make bad decisions sometimes. We go on our feelings instead of wisdom. We made decisions when upset instead of allowing our feelings to calm down.
Common sense is often developed by learning from the consequences of such poor choice, the school of hard knocks teach the best. Some never learn from their mistakes which makes them continue to make foolish decisions. Wisdom helps us learn from our mistakes so we won't make them again.
Wisdom and common sense should be continually pursued in order to experience the best God has for us (Proverbs 2:1–8
A little common sense test...how would you answer the question below??