Discerning The Times And The Seasons.

     The Importance of Discerning the Times and Seasons

In the journey of life, there is a profound wisdom in discerning the times and seasons, akin to the sons of Issachar in ancient times. Their story is not just a historical anecdote but a timeless lesson for us today. Let us delve into the significance of this divine discernment and its relevance in our daily lives.

Understanding the Sons of Issachar

In the Old Testament, the sons of Issachar were among the tribes of Israel, known for their unique ability to discern the times and seasons. Scripture describes them as “men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do” (1 Chronicles 12:32). This characterization speaks volumes about their spiritual sensitivity and wisdom.

The Gift of Discernment

Discerning the times and seasons goes beyond mere observation; it requires spiritual insight granted by God. It involves understanding the current circumstances, cultural shifts, and the overarching plans of God for His people. The sons of Issachar exemplified this gift, providing invaluable guidance to the children of Israel.

Relevance in Today’s Context

In our modern era, the need for discernment remains as critical as ever. The world is constantly changing, presenting new challenges and opportunities. Just as the sons of Issachar sought God’s guidance, we too must lean on the Holy Spirit for wisdom in navigating the complexities of life.

Importance in Daily Living

Discerning the times and seasons impacts every aspect of our lives. It influences our decisions, relationships, and priorities. By aligning ourselves with God’s timing, we position ourselves for His blessings and divine intervention. Moreover, it guards us against deception and ensures that we are walking in step with His will.

Seeking Guidance From the HOLY SPIRIT

As believers, we are called to walk in discernment, seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit in all things. Through prayer, meditation on Scripture, and fellowship with other believers, we cultivate a sensitivity to God’s leading. Just as the sons of Issachar relied on their God-given gift, we too must trust in the Lord’s wisdom for our lives.

Encouraging Conclusion

In conclusion, the importance of discerning the times and seasons cannot be overstated. It is a gift from God that empowers us to navigate life’s uncertainties with confidence and clarity. As we follow the example of the sons of Issachar, may we seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance and walk in alignment with God’s purposes.


Heavenly Father,

We thank you for the example of the sons of Issachar and their ability to discern the times and seasons. Grant us, Lord, the same wisdom and insight that we may walk in your perfect will. Help us to rely on the Holy Spirit for guidance in all things, trusting in Your faithfulness. May we be sensitive to the leading of Your Spirit and obedient to Your voice.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

GOD Loves You So Much

At His Feet,

Prophet Ijeoma

Healing Well of JESUS Ministries Intl.

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