One of the bigger mistakes of our time, I suppose, was preaching the demonization of all judgment without teaching how to judge righteously. We now live in an age where, apart from the inability to...
A pure heart does not demean the spirit of an individual, it, instead, compels the individual to examine his spirit.
Goodness is sparked by a caution for the sake of what is good, not fear of what is bad.
It is neither just the religious, the spiritual, the power-hungry, the evil, the ignorant, the corrupt, the Christian, the Muslim, the Hindu, the Buddhist, the Jew, nor the atheist that makes a hypocrite, but being...
Take lightly what you hear about individuals. We need not distort trust for our paltry little political agendas. We tend to trust soulless, carried information more than we trust soulful human beings; but really most...
The most important part of discernment is pinpointing the forces to be reckoned with, both the constructive and destructive.
Value those who give you constructive criticism, because without them doing so, you will never reach the peak of what you are do.
It has always seemed that a fear of judgment is the mark of guilt and the burden of insecurity.
When focusing only on one’s credentials one boasts his own incompetence in his capacity for discernment of the individual.
Feelings could override facts, as facts could alter feelings. Choose the truth first, rather than following after feelings.
Treat people like people. Beware of pity and patronization because in them, you can’t see when you’re unashamedly looking down on someone.
Always try to come back to your senses when in love, because that’s the moment you become almost carried away by sensuality and sentiments.
—Michael Bassey Johnson
The Bible does not say money is the root of all evil; it says the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. A poor man who, in his heart, worships the...
The emphasis and the reason for a pure humility is to result in love for others; not always necessarily the belittlement of self. When there is pride and self-righteousness and being pretentiously too far above,...
Choose criticism wisely, it might help you improve some elements of what you do.
The most judgmental people are often those who complain most about being judged. The ones not complaining will look as though they’re the ones doing the judging.
How shall a man judge what to do in such times?”As he ever has judged,’ said Aragorn. ‘Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear…It is a man’s part to discern them, as much in...
Surely arrested development consists not in refusing to lose old things but in failing to add new things.
If one should criticize one should always have a meaningful explanation to accompany.
It’s not doing what is right that’s hard for a President. It’s knowing what is right.
Love begets wisdom, thus it is, as often misconceived, more than vain layers of tenderness; it is inherently rational and comprehensive of the problem within the problem: for instance, envy is one of the most...
…what have you accumulated from the past—what are you in the process of accumulating that will be passed on, if not deliberately, then accidentally? Is this accumulation the best of what has been and the...
It often seems as though the silent, humble servant is secretly wiser and more discerning than the haughty master; yet through dutiful (and sometimes insecure) surrender he continues to serve and carry out petty orders...
Recent presidents have gone off on ad hoc adventures. They have set unattainable goal because they have framed the issue incorrectly, as they believed their own rhetoric.
One of the first things we learn from our teachers is discernment: the ability to tell truth from fiction, to know when we have lost our center and how to find it again. Discernment is...
I must judge for myself, but how can I judge, how can any man judge, unless his mind has been opened and enlarged by reading.
Wise men are not pacifists; they are merely less likely to jump up and retaliate against their antagonizers. They know that needless antagonizers are virtually already insecure enough.
God gives His deepest discernment and sharpest marksmanship to men who aim to expose His truth before an enemy’s lies.
If we experience any failures or setbacks, we do not forget them because they offend our self-esteem. Instead we reflect on them deeply, trying to figure out what went wrong and discern whether there are...
To swear day and night by media slander will make one a bigger victim than the slandered. It doesn’t take much to begin to fear a mere illusion of human badness.
Discernment is a light of protection and direction in a world that grows increasingly dark.
—David A. Bednar
Ladies: There are some men who will listen to all of your desires simply to use them to control you. #LearnToDiscernListen to what he does, Watch what he says and avoid the heartbreak.
—A.H. Carlisle III
On the inside, the copycats of the ruffians are more delicate than the copycats of prudes.
In the divine Scriptures, there are shallows and there are deeps; shallows where the lamb may wade, and deeps where the elephant may swim.
The best people are always the worst. They drive everyone mad by being so good at second-guessing everything bad.
An assumption is the joke; truth the punchline.
God is up to something, but you will never know unless you figure out the difference between who is the messenger carrying your future and who is the person holding you back.
—Shannon L. Alder
I’m often painted as the bad guy, and the artistic part of me wants to hand out the brush.
I am discovering that in trying to find God’s will and the shape of the Christian life I have begun an adventure so great that its total completion will always be ahead.
Wisdom teaches you when to use your discretion- with whom, what, and when to share your feelings and discernments…
To be more precise about it, it is neither close nor open-mindedness but wisdom, discernment, and a pure heart that God wants.
Discernment is trust put into practice.
Never take advice about never taking advice. That is an old vice of men – to dish it out without being able to take it – the blind leading the blind into more blindness.
Maturity is when you’re able to say, ‘It’s not just them. It’s me.
Unless she scares the hell out of you, blows the cobwebs from your mind, scorches your heart with passion, melts your chains with goodness and lights a fire in your pants…then she is not the...
I appreciate a book intended to be judged by its cover. The insincere readers are often weeded out while the sincere readers remain curious.
One must find rhythms others’ ears don’t hear.
—David Anthony Durham
The only one we can trust is the Holy Spirit. Man’s theology and doctrine will constantly change with time. We can always count on the Holy Spirit to speak the mind of God.
Sometimes it takes a lowly, title-less man to humble the world. Kings, rulers, CEOs, judges, doctors, pastors, they are already expected to be greater and wiser.
There are so many charlatans in the world of education. They teach for a couple of years, come up with a few clever slogans, build their websites, and hit the lecture circuit. In this fast-food-society,...
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