Father, we thank You for the gift of discernment, a kind of wisdom that comes with spiritual insight, at times from learned experience and sometimes developed from prior mistakes or poor choices we’ve made in the past but after choosing to follow You and walk in Your ways we’ve learned the better way. Discernment comes from Your Holy Spirit that enables us to determine the true assessment of a situation, person, or opportunity. We can be wise in our understanding by having a healthy and respectful fear of You, for Your Word says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom”. Acknowledging that You are our Creator so You know what is best for us enables us in discerning good from evil, darkness from light, and so many other helpful insights all along the way that will help us to have greater understanding so that we make wise decisions. Amen.