"For I tell you that greater discernment is upon you," says the Lord. "For I have enabled you to step into it so that you will not have a dull edge about anything. Sharpen your discernment," says the Spirit, "and you will easily separate the light from the dark in this hour."
Hebrews 5:13-14 – For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word or righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
When it comes to right and wrong in our modern day, the dividing line can get pretty cloudy. Everyone has an opinion about choices. Opinions in the church about what we should and should not do vary greatly, making the rules feel very confusing. Some people wouldn’t recognize the devil if he walked up in a shiny red suit and tapped them on the shoulder! God wants us to have a keen spiritual “nose”. This way we can easily sniff out evil and smell the aroma of God at the same time. The best way to sharpen our ability to discern is by becoming skillful with the word of righteousness. It will keep you accurate in the spirit, not spooky, suspicious nor pompous and religious either. Exercising your spiritual discernment comes only by chewing regularly on the revelation from the Bible—the Word of God and coupling that with prayer. Without that diet, you will eventually suffer spiritual malnutrition and begin to “eat” anything that passes by. When a person is seriously hungry, they can do some crazy things! That is where many Christians live, on all sorts of spiritual tangents and compromises. This happens when our discernment gets dull. Sharpen your discernment by adding the meat of God’s Word to your daily appetite. Very little will get past you and you will find yourself succeeding in spiritual things.
Lord, I thank you today, for helping me to sharpen my discernment. Help me clearly recognize the difference between good and evil. Show me now, by your Spirit, areas that I have compromised and need to adjust. I commit to a fresh appetite and diet of Your Word now. I believe that I shall begin to see sharply in the spirit and know accurately that which is of You. I worship You Lord for that today. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN.