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Full discernment[]

[8] For God is my witness of how I am longing for all of you with such tender affection as Christ Jesus has. [9] And this is what I continue praying, that your love may abound still more and more with accurate knowledge and full discernment; [10] that you may make sure of the more important things, so that you may be flawless and not stumbling others up to the day of Christ; [11] and that you may be filled with righteous fruit, which is through Jesus Christ, to God’s glory and praise.
- Phillipians 1:8-11

  • Loving Christians have full discernment in order to make sure of the more important things, and to not stumble others.

Powers of discernment[]

Powers of discernment,ESV skill to recognize,NLT or senses KJV Koine: αἰσθητήριον (aisthētērion), "the faculty of the mind for perceiving, understanding, judging" (Hebrews 5:14).[1]

Hebrews 5:11-14

[11] We have much to say about him, and it is difficult to explain, because you have become dull in your hearing. [12] For although by now you should be teachers, you again need someone to teach you from the beginning the elementary things of the sacred pronouncements of God, and you have gone back to needing milk, not solid food. [13] For everyone who continues to feed on milk is unacquainted with the word of righteousness, for he is a young child. [14] But solid food belongs to mature people, to those who through use have their powers of discernment trained to distinguish both right and wrong.

  • Christians use powers of discernment to distinguish both right and wrong.