Proverbs 14:15 (NKJV) — 15 The simple believes every word, but the prudent considers well his steps.
The gullible and the prudent. Those who are simplistic believe everything they hear, see and read. Like children, they are tossed to and fro, carried about with every wind of teaching. (See Ephesians 4:14.) They cannot see the violation of biblical principles. They do not recognize the telltale signs of deceit. They are ready victims for those who would take advantage of them. But those who are prudent are cautious. They do not believe something just because someone says it; they search out the facts for themselves. They go to the source.