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DISCERNING RIGHT FROM WRONG

Ptr. Erwin Concepcion

October 05, 2019

 

1 Kings 3:9 (KJV)

 

               "Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may                       discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?"

 

Reflection:

When God asked Solomon what he wanted, Solomon gave what we might think of as a surprising answer. Out of everything he could have wanted, he asked for the gift of wisdom. Solomon recognized the value of wisdom.

 

 

We all need wisdom. From decision-making to solving conflicts, we need to be able to make wise choices. And discernment fits in with this. Being able to discern between right and wrong, the truthfulness of a statement or the character of a person, helps us make those wise choices.

The Bible says that discernment is a spiritual gift. In 1 Corinthians 12:10, Paul tells us that people are given differing gifts. Some of us have discernment as our spiritual gift. But for those of us who don’t, we can ask the Lord Jesus to help us be discerning and wise in our everyday decisions, faith, relationships and workplaces, because Paul said in 1 Corinthians 1:24 “But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.”

 

 

Christians has the privilege to ask if they so desire. James 1:5 (KJV) says “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

Prayer:

‘Heavenly Father, fill me with Your wisdom so that I will be able to discern between right and wrong, good and evil, truth and falsehood. May Your wisdom guide me in the choices I make so that You will be glorified.’ In Jesus’ Mighty Name, AMEN!

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