A while ago I had an experience that required both loving as God commands us to love, and the necessity in this instance, to use discernment because it would have a wide and potentially serious consequence if the situation was not handled the right way. I was challenged on my assertion that we needed to use some discernment in this particular instance, (I had a huge check in my spirit) because other party felt that was being super spiritual and we are to ‘just love people’. And of course we are; the upshot of this for me is that it had me exploring how love and the exercise of discernment can flow together.
'Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow
In the light of His glory and grace'
For so many of us the encouragement to look upon the face of Jesus is the scariest thing in the world right now.