Acquiring Spiritual Discernment#
We must know the truth of Scripture so the Holy Spirit can help us discern how it applies to our life.
For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him? But, we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16)
With so much deception in the world, every believer needs spiritual discernment. Although we have access to God’s wisdom, it’s not something we automatically possess. Rather, it must be diligently sought. And His Word is the place to start, because spiritual discernment comes only when we know the truth and can think scripturally about every situation we encounter.
It’s foolish to think that our own wisdom is sufficient to guide us. The human mind, while rational, is incapable of seeing the true nature of many situations and events. What is good may not always be best, and what is presented as truth is sometimes a lie.
Pride in our own judgment hinders access to godly wisdom.
In contrast, regularly partaking of God’s Word develops our insight. As the Holy Spirit of truth illuminates our mind and interprets the Scriptures, we increasingly see life from God’s perspective.
Through the Spirit and the Word, we have a direct link to the very mind of Christ. From Genesis to Revelation, God is revealing His thoughts, principles, and wisdom so we can live accordingly in any situation.#
No scholar is required to help the Bible for it is illumined by the Holy Spirit of Truth. God does not require mans' assistance - He never has and He never will. ~ Michael Cartwright
Today's Soul Snippet:
'Avoid every tendency away from the simplicity of relationship to God in Christ Jesus, and then prayer will be as the breath of the lungs in a healthy body.' ~ Oswald Chambers