Thursday, April 4, 2013

D is for Discernment...

D is for Discernment

Merriam Online defines discernment as:

1: the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure : skill in discerning
2: an act of perceiving or discerning something

Discerning is defined as:

1   a : to detect with the eyes <discerned a figure approaching through the fog>
  b : to detect with senses other than vision <discerned a strange odor>
2: to recognize or identify as separate and distinct :discriminate <discern right from wrong>
3: to come to know or recognize mentally  discern his motives>

As Christians we need to strive to read and study our Bible, to understand the Scriptures and be able to apply them to our lives and situations. We need to be able to discern between right and wrong and be able to recognize evil and false prophets.  The stronger and older we grow in the Lord the better our ability to discern will be.

“But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” 
                                                            Hebrews 5:14

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.  Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: and every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that is should come; and even now already is it in the world.”        1 John 4:1-6

until next time…nel


  1. Hi nel, The great thing about the A to Z Challenge is that you get to meet and learn from so many bloggers. Being discerning is definitely a skill to foster. :)

  2. I'll admit that this is an area I need to work on. Bible study is so important.

  3. I find that Hebrews verse very interesting and definitely true!

  4. Finally! I am able to get over here and catch up on your A-Z posts! Great job, so far, Nel. Can't wait to read more.

  5. Discernment is high on my list of things I pray for on a daily basis, not just for myself, but also for my husband and children. Great theme Nel!

  6. hello Nel! I'm popping in from the A-Z. I love finding other believers in the blogsphere! Discernment IS hard to attain at times, but so important. Sounds like you have a wonderful family! Visit me, if you'd like:
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