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Discernment or Faultfinding By Dr. Bob Snyder

What’s the difference between discernment and faultfinding?

Discernment is the judgment that God encourages as I seek His guidance, whereas faultfinding often finds its roots in my feelings and opinions. This tendency to find fault often arises out of my sense of inadequacy – my need to be right and superior to someone else. When I do not use the Word of God as the source of my convictions, the depravity of my heart is revealed.

For the Word of God is living and active… it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

For me, faultfinding comes much more easily than discernment. Anger, unrest and broken relationships are often the fruit of my “ministry of faultfinding”. However, boldness with humility, peace and reconciled relationships can be the potential fruit of discernment guided by the Spirit of God and His Word.

Will you join me this week as we seek discernment instead of faultfinding?

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Dr. Bob Snyder is the founder of IHS Global, a nonprofit that through partnerships, equips Christian healthcare workers who are already caring for the physical needs of their patients to also care for their spiritual needs.

Bob and his colleague, Tyler Hallman, want to bless as many people as they can with a free electronic copy of their book, Come, Walk with Me.”

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