"Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly".
(Proverbs 15:21 KJV)
"And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;"
(Philippians 1:9-10 KJV)
In its simplest definition, discernment is nothing more than the ability to decide between truth and error, right and wrong. Discernment is the process of making careful distinctions in our thinking about truth and Our Awesome God created not only truth but also discernment.
"Among the gifts of the Holy Spirit scarcely one is of greater practical usefulness than the gift of discernment. This gift should be highly valued and frankly sought as being almost indispensable in these critical times. This gift will enable us to distinguish the chaff from the wheat and to divide the manifestations of the flesh from the operations of the Spirit." (A. W. Tozer)
Many Christians get in trouble and stumble because they lack a discerning spirit. They do not know their Holy Bible well enough to know what God says is right. They walk right into the traps Satan sets for them and wonder why it happened. We need to be able to tell right from wrong and pray about it.
We should raise our children to know and understand the Holy Bible (Our Awesome God's Bible) because it teaches discernment. Our children, thoroughly trained in the Bible, will know right from wrong and can tell when Satan is setting traps for them. They will know where to look in the Bible to be sure they are right. Good discernment needs to start when the person is young so that they can bypass many mistakes that they will otherwise make. The older you get, the more you are bombarded by the evil around you. You need to know right from wrong in theory as well as practice for good discernment.
The best thing to do is to make the Holy Bible your focus when you are in doubt about anything. Teach this to your children as they grow up and be sure they understand Our Awesome God's answer and bring it to our children's attention. God loves us all and your children need to know this.
LWBC is a Bible believing church that tries to live Jesus Christ's commandment to "love one another as I have loved you" (John 15:12 KJV). Join us this Sunday as we learn more about Our Awesome God and teach others from His Holy Bible. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour and AWANA for children is held. And there is more during the week. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill