57 “Why can’t you decide for yourselves what is right? 58 When you are on the way to court with your accuser, try to settle the matter before you get there. Otherwise, your accuser may drag you before the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, who will throw you into prison. 59 And if that happens, you won’t be free again until you have paid the very last penny." (Luke 12:54-59 NLT)
Jesus says that if we can look at the sky and predict the weather, we should be able to look around us to understand the times and know what to do. He gave an example. and said settle a conflict on the way to court instead of waiting for the judge to decide. He may "throw the book at you." Your accuser may be willing to settle out of court and you keep your freedom.
Understand the times. Act wisely. Trust the Lord.