Ephesians 5:15-16—See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Precaution defined is a measure taken in advance to prevent something dangerous, unpleasant, or inconvenient from happening.
To walk circumspectly is to walk with precaution always looking and preparing for what may come. Redeeming the time is the precaution of not wasting time.
The story is told that the lawyer for the defense, in the damage suit, asked a witness who had seen the plaintive struck by the automobile, how far the victim was thrown by the impact.
“Fifteen feet, six and three-quarter inches,” was the instant response.
“You seem to be very exact in your figures,” exclaimed the lawyer sarcastically. “How does that happen?”
“I guessed some fool lawyer would ask me,” the witness answered, “so I measured the distance.”
Precaution is a good thing!