Definition Of discernment


(in Christian contexts) perception in the absence of judgment with a view to obtaining spiritual direction and understanding.

without providing for a time of healing and discernment, there will be no hope of living through this present moment without a shattering of our common life

the ability to judge well.

an astonishing lack of discernment

Example Of discernment

  • an astonishing lack of discernment

  • As a teenager, I switched to an evangelical congregation because it paid more attention to spiritual practices of prayer, discernment , Bible study, and worship.

  • ‘We appeal to you to guard against excessive indulgence and lack of discernment in behavioural patterns,’ he said.

  • But I need to plead with you to handle this crisis with wisdom and discernment .

  • But try to drink with a little taste and discernment .

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