The longer I live the more self-evident it is to me that living by truth has much to do with seeing into the future or what I call seeing afar off. There are many decisions, especially moral decisions, that to a large degree has to do with seeing down the road and having an idea of what lies ahead. Hence the whole Bible narrative has to do with God planning and revealing his plans to His servants the prophets. The moral lessons and teachings are given as practical guidelines for living a life that avoids the pitfalls that lies ahead. When these guidelines are put into practice, the believer receives the ability to see afar off.
2 Peter 1:8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make [you that ye shall] neither [be] barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1:9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.