21 Bible Verses about Discernment, Nature Of
Most Relevant Verses
Folly is a joy to one who lacks sense, but one who has understanding follows an upright course.
And I pray this, that your love may abound even more and more in knowledge and every kind of insight so that you can decide what is best, and thus be sincere and blameless for the day of Christ,
Who is wise? Let him discern these things! Who is discerning? Let him understand them! For the ways of the Lord are right; the godly walk in them, but in them the rebellious stumble.
So your servant said, 'May the word of my lord the king be my security, for my lord the king is like the angel of God when it comes to deciding between right and wrong! May the Lord your God be with you!'"
He will eat sour milk and honey, which will help him know how to reject evil and choose what is right.
as well as to distinguish between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean,
A rich person is wise in his own eyes, but a discerning poor person can evaluate him properly.
But the Lord said to Samuel, "Don't be impressed by his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. God does not view things the way men do. People look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."
He will take delight in obeying the Lord. He will not judge by mere appearances, or make decisions on the basis of hearsay.
From Issachar there were 200 leaders and all their relatives at their command -- they understood the times and knew what Israel should do.
"Learn this parable from the fig tree: Whenever its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also you, when you see all these things, know that he is near, right at the door.
The king then inquired of the wise men who were discerners of the times -- for it was the royal custom to confer with all those who were proficient in laws and legalities.
So give your servant a discerning mind so he can make judicial decisions for your people and distinguish right from wrong. Otherwise no one is able to make judicial decisions for this great nation of yours."
"I, the Lord, promise that a new time will certainly come when I will raise up for them a righteous branch, a descendant of David. He will rule over them with wisdom and understanding and will do what is just and right in the land.
to another performance of miracles, to another prophecy, and to another discernment of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues.
Two or three prophets should speak and the others should evaluate what is said.
The one who keeps the law is a discerning child, but a companion of gluttons brings shame to his parents.
But solid food is for the mature, whose perceptions are trained by practice to discern both good and evil.
Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God -- what is good and well-pleasing and perfect.
Teach me proper discernment and understanding! For I consider your commands to be reliable.