I. “What does the Bible say about discernment?”

  • The Bible will help you discern bad teaching (Acts 17:11 )
  • God grants discernment (1 Cor. 12:10)
  • Discern between right and wrong behavior (Hebrews 5:14)
  • Ask God for help in discerning His will (James 1:5)
  • Discernment is the skill of separating divine truth from error. (1 Thess. 5:21)

II. Why Is There a Lack of Spiritual Discernment?

Discernment is lacking because of:

  • Weak Doctrine
  • Relativistic Thinking
  • Worldly Methodology
  • Inaccurate Interpretation
  • Fear to Discipline
  • Spiritual Immaturity

III. How can we cultivate discernment?

  • Crave Wisdom
  • Cry out for Discernment
  • Comply with the Truth
  • Commune with Discerning Leaders
  • Confidence in the Holy Spirit
  • Constantly Study the Scriptures
  • Check Everything