Discernment is the ability to understand, interpret, and apply Biblical truth rightly and skillfully to the situations of our lives. Discernment involves knowing and acting on the truth. Discernment involves recognizing, exposing, and confronting error. Discernment is a cognitive act, an act of your mind. No one who spurns right doctrine or sound reason can be truly discerning. Any one who fails to be discerning has little basis for confidence in their Christian life and walk. We desire great praise and worship to our God, but not at the expense of discernment, understanding and Biblical wisdom.
Glenn "Woody" Jeffrey, 1/3/98, Maranatha Bible Church, Cedar Rapids, IA