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Perfect discernment is displayed by God and Jesus Christ. Evil spirits also have discernment, about the person and work of Christ. Discernment has been evident in the rulers and spiritual leaders of God’s people, but Israel, like children and the foolish who lack judgment, failed to discern God’s purpose and truth.
Jesus Christ’s discernment
Jn 2:25 See also Mt 9:4 pp Mk 2:8 pp Lk 5:22 Jesus Christ discerns the thoughts of the teachers of the law; Mt 16:23 pp Mk 8:33 Jesus Christ discerns the source of Peter’s words; Mt 22:18 pp Mk 12:15 pp Lk 20:23 Jesus Christ discerns the true motive of his questioners; Jn 1:47 Jesus Christ sees into the heart of Nathaniel; Jn 8:16 Jesus Christ has perfect discernment of right and wrong.
Discernment in those who governJoseph: Ge 41:39; Ac 7:10 Solomon: 1Ki 3:12; 2Ch 2:12
Job 12:20 elders
Examples of spiritual discernment
2Ki 4:9 See also Jn 4:19,42
1Ki 22:19-23 pp 2Ch 18:18-22 Micaiah discerns that a lying spirit is responsible for false prophecy. See also Jer 23:16-22 Jeremiah knows that the false prophets’message is not from God; Ac 5:3 Peter is aware of the deception of Ananias and Sapphira; Ac 8:23 Peter discerns the true condition of Simon’s heart; Ac 16:18 Paul discerns the spiritual source of a girl’s fortune-telling ability.
Futher examples of discernment
Lack of discernment
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