The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment

 

The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment

 

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A wise man will know that there are times when a person needs to be answered and there are times when it is better to remain silent. A discerning man, though will know when he should give an answer and when he should know better. The wise man knows that both of these situations can be true but it is the discerning man who understands wh... View Quote


When we engage in discernment we attempt to use God’s word to rise above our own limitations so we can see as God sees.

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Scripture seems to show that the gifts of the Spirit may not necessarily be those that are strictly in accord with our personalities.

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We cannot simply compile a list of “safe” authors, stamp them with the Reformed equivalent of imprimatur or nihil obstat, and then confine our reading to them. We must do the hard work of exercising discernment—sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, argument by argument. Facts, insights, perspectives, and methods m... View Quote