I Kings 3:9: Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?
Paul informs us in the epistles that discernment is one characteristic that accompanies genuine spirituality (I Cor 2:14-16). Hebrews 5:14 calls it a mark of maturity. Discernment, gives one a proper frame of reference, a definite line separating good and evil,. It acts as an umpire in life and blows the whistle on the spurious. It’s as particular as a pathologist peering into a microscope. Discernment pcisk and chooses its dates with great care. It doesn’t fall for fakes.