Stop and think about it: Are we to believe that a world lost in sin, immersed in spiritual darkness, alienated from the life of God, so demonstrably wrong on so many issues, is suddenly supposed to be our guide concerning:
How to live in this world?
How to view race?
Does the church need to take its cue from this world?
To enjoy the fruits of discernment, we must first desire discernment - as a treasure far more valuable than anything the world has to offer. We must seek the Giver of discernment and meet the requirements of discernment.