Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
A prudent man(woman): a cognizant, wise, responsible individual
foreseeth the evil: is awake to their present surroundings and future possibilities
and Hideth him(her)self: means to make reasonable and effective preparations to withstand the evil. It does not mean to run and hide pretending that something can’t or will not happen to me
But the simple pass on: obvious contrast. The unwary, naive and irresponsible man/woman does just that, ignores reality by clinging to the illusion that real life doesn’t apply to me
And are punished: suffer the consequences of not “hiding”. We reap what we sow
Therefore, the truly prudent folk shall foreseeth evil with situational awareness, shall hideth upon themselves sufficient EDC and shall live with intention to not suffer the punishments the simple will surely reap by sowing the ignorance of leaving their life in evil’s hands unprepared.
PS: Lord forgive me if using this verse to justify an armed society is slightly out of context!