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Definition of Discernment


  1. The act of discerning.
  2. The power or faculty of the mind by which it distinguishes one thing from another; power of viewing differences in objects, and their relations and tendencies; penetrative and discriminate mental vision; acuteness; sagacity; insight; as, the errors of youth often proceed from the want of discernment.

Discernment Quotations

We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.

Discernment is God's call to intercession, never to faultfinding.
Corrie Ten Boom

We need discernment in what we see and what we hear and what we believe.
Charles R. Swindoll

Seeing reality for what it is is what we call discernment. The work of discernment is very hard.
Lewis B. Smedes

When a person goes into a relationship emotionally needy, they are not going to have discernment in choosing people.
Jennifer O'Neill
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Discernment Translations

discernment in French is intelligence
discernment in German is Einsicht
discernment in Spanish is discernimiento, entendimiento
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