2015 – a year for discernment

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2015 will be a challenging year for you and your family. Belief in the Bible is seen as extremism. Belief in the necessity of a relationship with Christ is seen as intolerance. Belief in a biblical view of marriage is seen as hatred. This is the focus of our culture,, our government, our educational system. More than ever God’s people need discernment. Here is one definition of discernment:

Discernment is seeing the difference between good and bad – or good and best – so I know what to do to please God. (from Get Wisdom! by Ruth Younts)

Here is a prayer for discernment to teach to your children and to yourself.

Dear Lord, sin makes me so foolish and stupid sometimes! Thank you for giving us the Bible for wisdom. Help me to think carefully about what is best and do it, even if that means disagreeing with my friends. Please help me to love wisdom and be discerning. In Jesus name, Amen.

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.