Discretion

<<good judgment>>

This is the mature and sound insight that understands situations and prevents problems, by speaking fitting words and acting with integrity (1 Chr 12:32; Prov 5:1,2, 10:32, 11:3,12,13).

A cautious, reasoned plan is better than rushing in without knowing the facts. A person lacking discretion is easily lead into sin and brings hurt into their relationships because the tongue has been

God gave us brains to use

used instead of the brain so make sound choices by searching for wisdom and insight (Prov 2:1-6, 7:6-23, 8:10-14; Lk 14:28-33). Wise counsel needs to be given in an emotionally explosive situation: “Consider carefully…For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men, you will only find yourselves fighting against God” (Act 5:33-42).

See also: discernment, insight, integrity, perception, understanding, wisdom/wise.


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