Discernment is a gift that will often cause conflict.
An excellent question to ask. Yes. We should all work at being discerned.
Correct my brother.Discernment is a gift that will often cause conflict.
It comes into play when God's people are being or have been misled (intentionally or ignorantly). For those who are younger in the faith and or those whose foundational doctrine is weaker, discernment provides a supernatural warning or direction that they might not otherwise see.
Agreed.Why is discernment a gift, because it is given by God. IT is up to us to use it though.
Shouldnt we all want discernement. Well yes, although God gives different gifts at different times of our lives and gives different gifts to each person in the body of Christ so that we can help each other. If everyone had all the same gifts we wouldnt need each other. Also new believers are developing their spiritual gifts all the time. The gifts are given not necessarily for ourselves alone but to edify and encourage others.
If you need discernment you can ask for it. God always gives us what we need not necessarily what we want, but he does like it when we ask Him, for He is the giver of all good gifts.
2 Tim. 3:1-2...….…..Agreed.
Talk about a world who are lovers of themselves.
Blessings to you and your family Brother
I believe you are talking about Patience.Another gift to strive for which I do believe is just as important as discernment is "Patients", for without patients, I do believe that we will squash (greatly hinder) discernment which is of the Holy Spirit and fail to achieve the Lord's goal for us.
isnt patience one of the fruits of the holy spirit listed in Galatians 5:22??I believe you are talking about Patience.
Biblical Patience is simply being the same constantly at all times.
Nothing moves you. This is when Faith can Work.
Patience a gift? Hardly.....look.at James
knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing
Now in the Amp
Consider it nothing but joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you fall into various trials. 3 Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace].
4 And let endurance have its perfect result and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfect and completely developed [in your faith], lacking in nothing.
Biblical Patience is The Key to Standing.
It's Developed not Prayed in or a gift you may receive.
But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,isnt patience one of the fruits of the holy spirit listed in Galatians 5:22??
In some bibles its translated as forbearance or long-suffering.
A gift is different from a fruit though.
1 Corinthians 12:7 says...…..What do you think makes a fruit different than a gift?
IMO, the key to being able to "stand" against the wiles and tricks of Satan rests in our ability to discern every area of our lives as a Christian.Once again a good thread and many good reply's.
Yes, discernment is God given and (IMO) one of the gifts that is given to all who seek the Holy truth, for without discernment (wisdom) I do believe it is impossible to rightly divide the truths written in the Holy Fathers letter to us and one of His commandments is (study to show thyself approved, rightly dividing the word of truth), so it seems to me that we already have this gift at Holy birth, but many fail to use it or exercise it as the apostle Paul taught we should.
Solely relying upon Sunday school or the pastors Sunday morning sermons just want cut it, for the commandment was unto each of us personally, and the Holy Father is a rewarder of those who obey His commandments with diligence.
Another gift to strive for which I do believe is just as important as discernment is "Patients", for without patients, I do believe that we will squash (greatly hinder) discernment which is of the Holy Spirit and fail to achieve the Lord's goal for us.