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Don't Forget to Add a Cup of Discernment

Artwork for Growing Deep in the Christian Life: Returning to Our Roots

Periodically, Scripture warns us against knowledge as an end in itself.

For example, without love, knowledge can be a source of pride. Without humility, knowledge can lead us into a judgmental attitude. Without wisdom, knowledge can result in idealism and a perfectionist spirit.

Knowledge needs a buffer…something to soften it, to give it perspective, to make it workable and real. Perhaps the very best companion for knowledge is discernment.

Spend a little time thinking about the relationship between knowledge and discernment and discover some ways to mix both into our lives.