Proverbs 16:21, The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. (pleasant words promote instruction, increase the efficiency of your instruction by speaking pleasantly, speaking clearly in normal tone, using good precise english).
Prudent: cautious; circumspect; practically wise; careful of the consequences of enterprises, measures or actions; cautious not to act when the end is of doubtful utility, or probably impracticable. Prudence implies more caution and reserve than wisdom, or is exercised more in foreseeing and avoiding evil, than in devising and executing that which is good.
See proverbs 16 and 22
Proverbs 8:12 tells us that wisdom dwells with prudence.
Wisdom and prudence live in unity in the same house.
They enjoy one another's company. They get along well because they complement and enhance each other.
Wisdom needs prudence and prudence needs wisdom. Wisdom and prudence never disagree.
If you are interested in being a perfect (complete) Christian then your wisdom must work with prudence in complete accord.
If you have intellectual wisdom without a prudent application of that wisdom then the wisdom is in vain and it will come to no practical end.
Prudence puts hands on wisdom in order to get things accomplished in the right way.
Wisdom knows how to get things done but prudence watches out for the pitfalls and the stumbling blocks and cautions wisdom so that wisdom can get the job done right in spite of the things that block.
A lack of prudence on the part of God's children will give offense to the gospel and and a lack of prudence will destroy any influence for God.
Think about your own self in line with this verse. It says the wise in heart shall be called prudent.
When people think of you do they think of prudence in regard to you?
In their mind would they say he or she is prudent? Is this a word that folks would attach to you? Consider this!
This verse then is a revealer of what path we are on in this regard.
On one of the direction posts on the right path is a sign that says "be wise with prudence."
Signposts are good because they tell me if I am on the right path.
These signposts are given to us by the Lord to make our pondering effective.
We have a God approved standard to compare ourselves with.
As we ponder whether we are wise of heart this signpost tells us that we are wise of heart when we are prudent.
Conversely if we are not prudent then our pondering will result in a conclusion that we are not wise in heart.
Therefore we have the opportunity to make a course correction to our path to get it in line with the right way.