Quotes on Discernment

Discernment is so much more than recognizing right from wrong.  It helps us to distinguish the relevant from the irrelevant, the important from the unimportant, and the necessary from that which is merely nice. . . .

I frequently have heard President Boyd K. Packer counsel members and priesthood leaders: “If all you know is what you see with your natural eyes and hear with your natural ears, then you will not know very much.” — Elder David A. Bednar, “Quick to Observe,” BYU Devotional, May 10, 2005

. . . Being quick to observe is an antecedent to and is linked with the spiritual gift of discernment.  And for you and for me, discernment is a light of protection and direction in a world that grows increasingly dark. — Elder David A. Bednar, “Quick to Observe,” BYU Devotional, May 10, 2005