Defining Discernment

by Oct 12, 2006

Paul says in Philippians 1 that authentic love needs to include spiritual knowledge and discernment. The problem is that most Christians have a hard time discerning what discernment is all about. Does it mean disassociating yourself from people who don’t match your standard of holiness? Does it mean watching out for unbiblical ideas and shooting them down the moment you see them?

Tim Challies is writing a book on discernment, and has come up with a short, simple definition: “Discernment is the ability to think biblically about all areas of life.” Read the rest of his post here.