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Summary: The Holy Spirit helps us act circumspectly in our speech, action and relationships by reminding us to be more like Jesus Christ. Paul wrote to Timothy, "Remember, Jesus Christ and constantly keep Him in mind as risen from the dead." (2 Tim. 2:8 - Amplifie

How the Holy Spirit Helps Us Practice Wise Discretion

Illustration:Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of faith is to see what we believe.

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1. The Holy Spirit helps us act circumspectly in our speech, action and relationships by reminding us to be more like Jesus Christ. Paul wrote to Timothy, "Remember, Jesus Christ and constantly keep Him in mind as risen from the dead." (2 Tim. 2:8 - Amplified) Ask the Lord to bring to your mind how Jesus Christ would discretely speak, act or relate in all situations.

2. The Holy Spirit helps us practice good judgment, prudence and wisdom in our decision making. Samuel wrote, "May the Lord give you discretion and understanding when he puts you in command over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the Lord your God. Then you will have success." (I Chron. 22:12)

Ask the Lord to give you the mind, attitude and will to practice good judgment, prudence and wisdom in all of your decisions.

3. The Holy Spirit helps protects us with His wise discretion by keeping us from incautious speech that can ensnare in us all kinds of trouble. Solomon wrote, "Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse." (Prov. 2:11,12)

Ask the Lord to help you use wise discretion to keep you from unwholesome speech as well as from the ways of ungodly people.

4. The Holy Spirit helps us pay attention to God’s word and Godly authority so that we may consistently practice wise discretion in our relationships and ministries. Solomon wrote, "My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight, that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge." (Prov. 5:1,2)

Trust the Lord to help you to keep alert to all that God’s word and His authorities direct you to do.

Ask the Lord to help you avoid being distracted from His purposes and thereby lose your sense of discretion.

5. The Holy Spirit helps us remember that trying to practice political, social or cultural discretion without the power of the Spirit is futile. Solomon wrote, "I, wisdom, (God’s wisdom) dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech." (Prov. 8:12,13)

Ask the Lord to help you to rely on the Spirit to guide you in practicing Godly discretion while He helps you hate what is evil and cling to what is good.

6. The Holy Spirit helps warns us of the vanity of beauty, popularity or prestige without discretion. Solomon wrote, "Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion." (Prov. 11:22)

Ask the Lord to help you be warned whenever you see or read about people who try to exalt themselves with beauty, popularity or prestige while forgetting to practice discretion.

7. The Holy Spirit helps humble us when we fail to practice discretion in our personal lives, relationships or ministries. The writer of Hebrews wrote, "No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it." (Heb. 12:11)


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