Common Sense

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. (Samuel Coleridge, 18th-19th century English poet)

In a topsy-turvy world like ours today, we might often wonder what happened to common sense. So many decisions seem to be made on what look like faulty premises (at least in some eyes). Yet, as Coleridge points out, when there is a great deal of well-thought-out practical sense, we can rightly call it wisdom. We should encourage everyone to think carefully and sensibly.

Don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment. Hang on to them…[God] grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. (Proverbs 3:21; 2:7)