39 Quotes About Discernment

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There are various ways to make improvements in your life. Here are some great quotes about discernment that are encouraging to read and follow.

“A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people’s business.”

“A tender conscience is an inestimable blessing; that is, a conscience not only quick to discern what is evil, but instantly to shun it as the eyelid closes itself against the mote.”

“Children have almost an intuitive discernment between the maxims you bring forward for their use, and those by which you direct your own conduct.”

“Compassionate action emerges from the sense of openness, connectedness, and discernment you have created.”

“Discernment is not a matter of simply telling the difference between right and wrong; rather it is telling the difference between right and almost right.”

“Discernment is not a matter of telling the difference between right and wrong; rather it is telling the difference between right and almost right.”

“Education, properly understood, is that which teaches discernment.”

“Faith is the divine evidence whereby the spiritual man discerneth God, and the things of God.”

“God does not exist to answer our prayers, but by our prayers we come to discern the mind of God.”

“God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede.”

“Her great merit is finding out mine; there is nothing so amiable as discernment.”

“In addition to their willingness to yield to conscience’s reproof, spiritual believers should also learn how to discern the accusation of the enemy.”

“Instead of REPENTANCE, people are getting all kinds of counterfeit spiritual experiences. There seems to be almost no discernment at all.”

“Let us, then, cultivate an attitude of courage as over against the investigations of the day. None should be more zealous in them then we.”

“Little boldness is needed to assail the opinions and practices of notoriously wicked men; but to rebuke great and good men for their conduct, and to impeach their discernment, is the highest effort of moral courage.”

“Many may boast in the depth of their Bible knowledge and in the excellency of their theological tenets, but those with spiritual discernment are aware that it is dead.”

“Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass, whereby, in her long removes, she discerneth God, as if he were nearer at hand.”

“My shyness has been in reality my shield and buckler. It has allowed me to grow. It has helped me in my discernment of truth.”

“Not until the work in hand has failed and we are despised and rejected shall we begin to discern the intent of our heart.”

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”

“Our inner being is in ascendancy, far above any obstacle or disturbance. Yes, it is continually free and fresh and discerns everything with the transparent sight of heaven.”

“The creation message has matured over the past three decades, as the discernment and understanding of creationist leaders has matured.”

“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.”

“The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.”

“The first rule of holes: When you’re in one stop digging.”

“The man who thinks he can know the Word of God by mere intellectual study is greatly deceived. Spiritual truth is spiritually discerned.”

“The more validation I need, the less discernment I have.”

“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.”

“The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things – the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.”

“There seems to be no part of knowledge in fewer hands than that of discerning when to have done.”

“This is a time when all of God’s people need to keep their eyes and their Bibles wide open. We must ask God for discernment as never before.”

“To be forward to praise others implies either great eminence, that can afford to, part with applause; or great quickness of discernment, with confidence in our own judgments; or great sincerity and love of truth, getting the better of our self-love.”

“True knowledge is a virtue of the talented, but harmful to those without discernment. Spring water free of impurity, entering the ocean, becomes undrinkable.”

“True sincerity reveals a powerful form of clarity and discernment that is necessary in order to perceive yourself honestly without flinching or being held captive by your conditioned mind’s judgments and defensiveness.”

“We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.”

“When a person goes into a relationship emotionally needy, they are not going to have discernment in choosing people.”

“When you learn what you can live without, you are able to ask life for the very best because you possess the gift of discernment. You are able to create an authentic life because you are able to make conscious choices.”

“When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.”

“Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other.”

There are many gifts you can exercise in your lifetime. The gift of discernment is one that will encourage you to stick to your resolve.