February 20, 2017

Wisdom is Proved Right

The millennial generation has people working overtime trying to understand them. My friend’s organization holds special leadership classes on how to supervise them in the work force and pastors are trying figure out how to reach them with the Gospel. Jesus did not cater to any generation, but he did make an observation about those who would neither accept him, or accept John the Baptist. Jesus said, “To what, then, can I compare the people of this generation? What are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling out to each other: “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not cry.’… But wisdom is proved right by all her children.” (Luke 7:31-32, 35 NIV). 

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Steve Corey said...


-----And what are wisdom’s children? They include all those who find and follow wisdom. Like children growing up in a well established household learn the principles of their home, people living by wisdom are further developed by it. That makes themselves children of it. They have many proofs of wisdom’s rightness. But they also make many proofs.
-----For the effects of what people do are also “children” of what they’ve done. Anguish and sorrow are children of foolishness conceived by the actions of a murderer, maybe, or a thief. Vengeance and murder are often children of adultery -more of foolishness’ family. But peace and joy are children of forgiveness, one of wisdom’s clan. When wisdom is applied consistently to all of a person’s decisions, wisdom’s children populate his life; prosperity, kindness, friendships, and the likes blaze trails and roads, tying together other lives, on which travel goodness and benevolence throughout the land.
-----And how do they prove wisdom’s rightness? Easy. Chaos is breakdown. Breakdown is calamitous. I dread being on I-70 if ever one of those mountainsides should decide to breakdown. I dread being around a deranged nut-job should he ever breakdown. Breaking down is not good in its own right.
-----The drunk breaking down in repentance is different. The wise man breaking down bad habits is, too. For wisdom is of a different process than chaos. Chaos is without control. Wisdom is about control. But not just any control. That’s chaos. Wisdom is about controlled up building, or shall we more appropriately say deliberate up building. Wisdom builds what is good for both the individual and everyone else effected by what’s built. Wisdom is about a system of mutuality, not the mutuality of “I command - you obey”, but of “we respond” to God’s call to mutual up building. So wisdom always builds what good can use.
-----The beneficence to life of continuity, joy, piece, and prosperity extending from the principle of built-in good is wisdom’s proof being in her children. For the effects of everything done wisely are her children.

Love you all,
Steve Corey