“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ…” Phil 1:9-10 (NKJV)
Unfortunately there are those within today’s Christianity who consider discernment as almost a “dirty word”. Often, discernment discussions are viewed as problem-causing and sometimes seen as divisive within a body of believers. It’s ironic, however, that whether we go to the doctor for a prognosis of a persistent problem or to the mechanic for an unfamiliar sound under the hood, one of the top requirements should be to find a professional with a high level of discernment. A good doctor is a discerning doctor. A qualified mechanic is one that can quickly and accurately discern and diagnose the problem at hand. Why then is it when it comes to the things of eternal life, the things that will endure forever, discernment is often not even on the radar?
Discernment is invaluable in the earthly sense. How much more so in the heavenly? It is this Christian’s conviction that it’s only to…
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