Many things in life look beautiful on the outside but possess a hideous core. As William Shakespeare famously said, “all that glitters is not gold.” This truth also applies to Christianity. Proverbs 14:12 says, “there is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.”
What makes us recognize this shiny road paved with false promises is biblical discernment.
Discernment is “the ability to judge well.” It’s distinguishing between the truth and error. Charles Spurgeon said, “Discernment is not a matter of telling the difference between right and wrong; rather, it is telling the difference between right and almost right.”
And Sinclair Ferguson said, “True discernment means not only distinguishing the right from the wrong; it means distinguishing the primary from the secondary, the essential from the indifferent, and the permanent from the transient. And, yes, it means distinguishing between the good and the better, and even between the better and the best.”
Why we need discernment
Christians need to be discerning for several reasons.
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