Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Proverbs 10:13 NASB

“On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who has no sense.”

The dictionary says, “Discerning is an adjective that means able to discern—recognize small details, accurately tell the difference between similar things, and make intelligent judgements by using such observations.” I had lunch a couple days ago with an old friend and a new one. I listened as one shared a very current challenge, one that I believe most parents, who are aware, face to one degree or another. As I listened, I had the overwhelming impression that I was hearing great counsel from a depth of experience and equipping that I was grateful to sit in the presence of. As we moved on to the purpose of the lunch, I looked forward to hearing more of the depth of insight both of those men had to share. These were truly discerning men. I recognized the formula that Solomon refers to throughout his writings in these men: years of experience in walking with the Lord through many of life’s challenges, significant time mining wisdom from God’s Word and His people and practicing obedience to what He reveals. I have come to value the wisdom of the discerning above almost anything else in my faith journey and I seek to be around them as often as possible. Today, think about who those people are in your story and consider spending more time with them. #BeTheEdge


“Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15 NASB