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common sense

common-sense: good sense and sound judgment in practical matters, native wit.

1 Corinthians 15:33

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

Proverbs 2:6

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding

Knowledge is limited (for one cannot possibly know everything) however common sense can be applied universally and therefore is limitless… So, {common sense} over IQ any day period. It doesn’t mean not having any knowledge is okay, both must be balanced. Another thought to consider is, common sense is a consciousness and understanding of a situation that everyone must have, to make the world a better place. Smart people do not always do things in a smart matter; sometimes unintelligent people with (common sense) are more valued. Anyway, a great person comes with knowledge and common sense.

Acts 11:8

But I said, ‘By no means, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.

Consider this, common-sense is a requirement; advanced knowledge is not.

Even the most educated people need common sense. Without it they cannot figure out how to do all the essential acts of living. A person does not need knowledge in order to stay safe, healthy, and in good social standing, but common sense is needed for all three of those aspects. Of course, to be intelligent is a nice bonus, but it’s not what makes a person, or measures their worth all together. Remember, common sense is of course common, Knowledge isn’t!!! Knowledge creates, invents and establish things that the common sense would be able to use or relate with.

Proverbs 3:21

My son, do not lose sight of these keep sound wisdom and discretion,

Prudence is sound judgment in practical matters. In Proverbs 8:5 some translations speak of the need to develop “common sense,” which other translations simply call “prudence” or “discretion.” Biblically, {common sense} can be thought of as a combination of wisdom and discretion (Proverbs 3:21; 8:12–14). Wisdom is knowing what to do; discretion is knowing when and where to do it.

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