Wednesday, August 9, 2017


"To discern the sayings of understanding..."

Dictionary: discerning
"revealing insight and understanding"
"to come to know or recognize mentally"

Let's go back to Solomon's prayer in I Kings 3:9...

"So give your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people
to discern between good and evil."

Note, according to Solomon's prayer, he is asking to be given understanding and discernment.  I need a little of that now for decisions that are to be made.  You'd think at our age that we would be comfortable in a nice rut where we no longer need it.  Hah!  Life has not finished with its twists and turns.  In fact even when I'm dead, I'll probably still roll over in my grave! 

"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit
which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely
given to us of God.  Which things also we speak, not in the words
which  man's wisdom teacheth; but which the Holy Ghost teacheth;
comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God:
for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because 
they are spiritually discerned.  But he that is spiritual judgeth
all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.  For who hath known
the mind of the Lord, that He might instruct him? 
But we have the mind of Christ."
I Corinthians 2:12-16

"The minds that are alive to every word from God,
give constant opportunities for His divine interference
with a suggestion that may alter the courses of their 
lives; and, like the ships that turn when the steers-
man's hand but touches the helm, God can steer them
through the worst dangers by the faintest breath of 
feeling, or the lightest touch of thought."
Richard H. Hutton

"It is no delusion, no dream of a hot brain, no error
of a too confiding soul, that has made the children
of God delight to trust in His Providential aid.
When God, in deed and in truth, is present and
dominant in the soul of a man, He can, and He will
give to that soul a real guidance.  He will guide it,
with the guidance of an eye that seeth and foreseeth,
--that knoweth what is best for us and the world
and leadeth us in that way wherein, for our sakes and
the world's, it is best for us to go."
Henry Septimus Sutton

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