DISCERNMENT

The 119th Psalm is the longest of the Psalms.  In the event that you are one of those who underline verses, or even passages of Scripture that are meaningful to you, that it gets your attention quickly as you are looking for something in particular, this one is filled with highlights.

Because we live in such morally corrupt times, those being defined by our Lord throughout His Word, the Holy Bible, (Romans 1 being an example), any person identifying themselves as “Christian” finds it necessary to heed such passages as Psalm 119:65-67.  “You have dealt well with Your servant, O Lord, according to Your word.  Teach me good discernment and knowledge.  Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word.”

What a word!  Discernment!  Think about the forces of evil that we face daily!  Throughout the Scriptures, we find men and women who faltered here and there all too often!  It is easy to make accusations against such individuals. but self examination mirrors all too often we have problems equal to others… maybe greater.

That word, discernment, is a challenge to any child of God.  It takes honesty on our part to identify that which is in conflict with the Word of God, and then to purposely confess it to God, and not allow it to become an element of our life-style that is in obvious opposition to His holiness.

In addition to our selected verses, I quote from Philippians 1:9.  “And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment”…

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