With evil so prevalent in our world today, Christian believers need to know where to locate the truth and to seek wisdom from God. In order to decipher whether something is true or false, we need to do some homework. When the knowledge being sought pertains to our life and decisions need to be made, we can rest assured that the Bible, the Sacred Scripture is the guidebook that can be trusted. It is a great starting point for all of our decisions as Christians.
Every believer needs spiritual discernment to live a holy, blessed and Godly life. Spiritual discernment is the capability as guided by the wisdom imparted by God to distinguish between immoral and moral thoughts and actions. It is an awareness whereby you have the knowledge to differentiate between good and evil.
Timothy 4:1 states, “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.” If we seek to know God more intimately, we can avoid deception and temptation. We could all be encouragers of the Word and guide others to the Word of God. As Timothy 4:6 states, “If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.” And in Hebrews 5:14, “But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.”
Just as Jesus speaks to the fishermen in Luke 5 and asks them to follow Him we too shall follow and trust His Word. 1 “One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. 2 He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.”