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Gift of Discernment

Satan can be sneaky; and people that are influenced by him can be sneaky too. Sometimes it’s difficult to spot a problem until its too late. This is why God gave us the gift of discernment.

The gift of discernment is the divine strength or ability to spiritually identify falsehood; to distinguish between motives that are right or wrong and the spiritual forces at work in situations.

Matthew 16:21-23; Acts 5:1-11, 16:16-18; 1 Corinthians 12:10; 1 John 4:1-6

When we practice this gift, instead of making us paranoid, we can feel safe because we know that we have practiced due diligence in our areas of responsibility. So, whether it’s submitting to a background check so that you can be a children’s Bible Class teacher or checking your theology with the elders before you share a lesson, we can know that people with God given wisdom are watching over us.