Sloppy work in God’s name is cursed and cursed all halfhearted use of the sword” [Jeremiah 48:10 The Message]

This is one of those words I would rather skim over, but fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and wisdom has said listen!   Discernment is a mixture of seeing and hearing.   Seeing what is happening in the natural world is only directional if we listen with the ear to what the Spirit is saying.

All around the world there is a separating – tearing apart – a dividing line—a fault line that by natural affinity places every person on the side of his own choices.  Only the new nature bringing forth new birth can expect to discern the signs of the times or recognize truth.  It is written that those who are genuinely ‘born again’ [John 3:1-6] have received truth or the ability to discern good from evil. ”…an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled that does not fade away…”  [1 Peter 1:4]

Genuine new birth is conceived by the Holy Spirit by His sowing of the incorruptible seed into your heart – “…having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.”  [1 Peter 1:23]

Make no mistake the word is incorruptible and those that would change and manipulate it do so from the corruption of their own souls.  Their voices spew error and their lifestyles are defiled.  In love pray for the sinner, but abhor the sin.

Further Reading:   Jeremiah 48:1-13; Psalm 37:21-40; Proverbs 24:1-22