In chapter 2, Paul continues to write about Godly wisdom as compared to human wisdom; but he closes out chapter 2 by telling the people that the natural man, the man who is without Christ – without salvation, that man will never have the ability to discuss spiritual things.
It is important to know that discernment is the ability to see and know truth – the ability to look at the big picture. The following story is a great example of discernment.
“A college coach was trying to convert one of his former players into a high school talent scout. The coach began talking about the kind of player they wanted. He was describing the kind of guy who gets hit and doesn’t get up, when the enthusiastic scout jumped in, ‘We don’t want him!’ The coach agreed, and told of the guys who get up after getting hit once but who stay down after the next hit. The prospective scout knew that wasn’t the guy they wanted either. Then the coach told about a player who just kept getting up after every time he got knocked down. The former athlete knew this was the player they wanted so he shouted, ‘That’s the guy I’ll look for!’ The coach said, ‘No, don’t you get it? We want the guy who’s knocking everybody down!’”
Now that’s discernment, something the church at Corinth evidently did not have.
What to do:
✞ ...Ask God to give you spiritual discernment...daily!!
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