The Word: Discernment … is not human judgment
Seeing and evaluating all things from His perspective
The opposite would be compromise, synthesis & an “open-mindedness” that tolerates everything — including today’s popular blends of good and evil.
“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:9-11
1 Cor 12:10 (Phi) … to another the ability to discriminate in spiritual matters…
Heb 5:14 (NIV) But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
Prov 15:14 (NIV) The discerning heart seeks knowledge…
1 Cor 4:6 (Jer) …(remember the maxim: “Keep to what is written”)…
John 7:24 (NEB) “Do not judge superficially, but be just in your judgments.”
1 Cor 2:10 (NIV) …but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
1 Cor 2:14-16 (NIV) The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment… we have the mind of Christ.