Does your discernment need healing? Perhaps, this is a unique way to ask this question, but in today’s world so many that should know better–don’t! While others just don’t seem to care what goes on around them anymore. And then there are those that are unchurched and have not been taught right from wrong. And in each of these scenarios, “Yes, their discernment needs healing.”
Discernment is defined in the (American Heritage® Dictionary) as, “The act or process of exhibiting keen insight and good judgment. Or keenness of insight and judgment.” So, it is up to the individual to exhibit keen insight and good judgement, but if something has gone amiss in their moral character training then the ability to discern is weak. And this is exactly what is going on in the world today, and even with many Church folks.
And what does the Word of God have to say concerning man’s judgement?
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Proverbs 14:12.
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart. Proverbs 21:2.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice. Proverbs 12:15.
Concerning these latter days, Jesus says to His disciples in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no one deceives you.” So, in order for us not to be deceived during these chaotic times, we have to have a standard to live by. And we have been given a standard–God’s standard, His way of doing things. Isaiah 55:8-9 states it like this, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (NKJV).
God’s words ring true, everyone thinks they are right. They judge life according to their own perception, but our thoughts and our human ways don’t cut it with God. His thoughts and His ways are set, and they never change. Our thoughts and ways are easily influenced or swayed by circumstances.
So, what’s the remedy for weak discernment? Training ourselves in the Word of God. Second Timothy 2:15 says, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” As we diligently study the Bible, God’s discernment for these latter days will come. And it’s not enough to just study it, we need to live it, put its teachings into practice–daily. Joshua 1:8 gives instructions, as it says, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” To navigate successfully during these difficult days we find ourselves in, we must develop a life centered upon God’s Word. This is how we heal any weakness found in our discernment.
I pray often, and usually daily, “Holy Spirit, help me not to be deceived in these latter days. I pray that I will discern what is standing in front of me or being presented to me. May I not be led astray during these end times. Holy Spirit, help me, in Jesus’ name, amen.” If we pray like this daily, and seek His truth in His Word, I know that our discernment will be strong and healthy.
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