31 Days Toward Greater Wisdom - Proverbs 26 - Discernment

August 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Discernment is the ability to recognize the dissonance between right and wrong, good and evil, or light and dark, coupled with the capacity to appropriately respond. Perhaps you have heard a friend or family member say, “I knew something wasn’t right” just after experiencing the frustration of proceeding without heeding that internal warning. Discernment is often described as a feeling and perhaps that is a method the Holy Spirit uses to communicate, but discernment is evident in acting upon those feelings. You wouldn’t say the person who is attempting to recover from financial failure due to a crooked partnership, was financially discerning in that situation. You would probably say they were a victim or gullible. 

Discernment is the voice of the Holy Spirit attempting to be a light unto our path and a lamp to our feet (Ps. 119:105). Jesus tells us the Holy Spirit will show us what is to come (John 16:13). Having the ability, through the Holy spirit to understand the path in front of you coupled with the capacity to positively respond is a wonderful gift that will preserve your strength and minimize failures.

How often do you know what you should do, but for some reason choose not to do it? 

  1. Listen - Proverbs 1
  2. Application - Proverbs 2
  3. Trust - Proverbs 3
  4. Focus - Proverbs 4
  5. Faithful - Proverbs 5
  6. Diligence - Proverbs 6
  7. Aware - Proverbs 7
  8. Decisive - Proverbs 8
  9. Learn - Proverbs 9
  10. Contrast - Proverbs 10
  11. Righteousness - Proverbs 11
  12. Speech - Proverbs 12
  13. Longing - Proverbs 13
  14. Thoughtful - Proverbs 14
  15. Temperament - Proverbs 15
  16. Motivation - Proverbs 16
  17. Pleasant - Proverbs 17
  18. Pause - Proverbs 18
  19. Balance - Proverbs 19
  20. Legacy - Proverbs 20
  21. Plan - Proverbs 21
  22. Intentional - Proverbs 22
  23. Craving - Proverbs 23
  24. Tenacity - Proverbs 24
  25. Humility - Proverbs 25
  26. Discernment - Proverbs 26

 

 


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