Disaster prevention may be found in as simple a form as judging before deciding. “But he that is spiritual judgeth all things…” (1Cor.2:15a, KJV) The Amplified version sets it in terminology that gives us a good definition of the word “judge” (Gk.: anakrino) in this context: “But the spiritual man tries all things [he examines, investigates, inquires into, questions, and discerns all things]…”. Numerous times I have heard the biblical phrase “judge not lest you be judged” witlessly rattled off while accepting things that were quite preposterous (even dangerous). It would seem that the primary aim of our taking the time and wisdom to judge should be to examine if the report/information is in agreement with the Word of God. (Compare: Lev.19:15b; Ps.82:2; Prov.31:9; Lk.12:57; Jn.7:24)
The warning our Lord gives in Matt.7:1 (“judge not lest you be judged”) is wise counsel to not judge (Gk.: krino) superficially or based upon mere opinion. That is why, in 1Cor.2:15, we are to be spiritual (not merely superficial) by examining and discerning information. Rather than going about saying, “He said ‘this’” or “She said ‘that’”, why can’t we develop the habit of declaring, “But God said in His Word…..”?
The truth will come out and that will draw out the “snakes”. The “snakes” will come out of hiding. It is a law that God built into the universe. (Matt.10:26, Amp) “So have no fear of them; for nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, or kept secret that will not become known.” (Lk.12:2-3, Amp) ”Nothing is [so closely] covered up that it will not be revealed, or hidden that it will not be known. Two notable factors may be found in the authoritative words of our Lord: 1) everything hidden will be revealed and 2) have no fear of those who operate in darkness and do not fear the things they do in darkness. (Also, Isa.5:20; Isa.58:10; Micah 7:8; Matt.4:16; Lk.1:79; Jn.3:19; 8:12; 12:46; Acts 26:18; Rom.13:12; 1Cor.4:5; 2Cor.4:6; 1Pe.2:9)