Prevention is better than recovery. (Stonestreet and Kunkle, authors)
Author Josh McDowell illustrated the principle this way, “I’d rather put a fence at the top of the cliff than an ambulance at the bottom.” Seat belts, bike helmets, warning lights, and such are all ways to avoid dangerous situations, and we take them for granted. We must also take careful precautions to avoid dangers to our emotional, intellectual, and spiritual lives.
Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge (Proverbs 23:12).
So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise (Ephesians 5:15).