Why is it that some people are so gullible and others know when something isn’t right? It could be that one has the gift of discernment or as the KJV phrases it, the “discerning of spirits.”
The Holy Spirit gives some people the ability to tell what the spiritual state is of an idea, a person, a project, you name it. If we look at the word being used in Hebrews we see that it involves the ability to see if you are dealing with good or evil.
(Hebrews 5:14 KJV) But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.There are many questions that we face that require this knowledge. Should you let someone work in your nursery? Should the church borrow money?
I think this gift is being ignored in the church today. Because of the teachings of multiculturalism and diversity we don’t want to take any stands that might say something is wrong or evil. The gifts of mercy and service are being made king and without the balance of wisdom and discernment, evil gets the upper hand.
It is time to wake up and get on with the business of righteousness.
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