Truth in Wisdom

“But wisdom is proved right by all her children.” (Luke 7:35)

What does this mean in the context which Yeshua said it? It is the conclusion of Yeshua discussing John the Baptist who was a solitary prophet versus Yeshua who gathered the multitudes to himself, See Luke 7: 24-34. One commenter suggested it means Wisdom will be proven right as Pharisees justify their ongoing hypocrisy – novel and possibly true. However, I couldn’t find an answer stating, Justice and Truth will be seen by the wise as Wisdom is proven right by everyone as they observe:  false Hypocrites taking contradictory positions while John and Yeshua are both mischaracterized. 

The Commentator speaks of the Pharisees. My suggestion speaks to those who witness all parties and perceive the situation accurately. I have written about this general theme in “God Instead,” stating that eventually God will solve every deficiency and justify every wrong. In “What Remains,” I explained that nothing remains which God could have done to save the lost, it may not be apparent today, but in the end God will be vindicated as both loving and just. In “Fluff and Substance,” I commented on the gist of the Pharisees problem stating, “The trappings of self-righteousness pile up around the religious person, but they hide and hinder true righteousness.” “A view of the Heart” is a post about seeing what’s hidden inside, as to the Pharisees blindness I said, “To the proud and self-sufficient he brought the truth, that humility and love were the characteristics that God required.” 

I can’t be certain about the precise meaning of Yeshua’s statement, because the word of God is supernatural, though it has a rational meaning it can also address spiritual truth. God gives the Spirit who leads the Believer into all truth. (John 16:13) What we need is more than a reply to hypocrisy, we need the heart of Yeshua for all people and ourselves. When we look to anything other than God, we can fall into deception, judging and error. David spoke about not trusting his own inclinations and proved it is untrustworthy. When I start thinking of myself it leads to sadness and all manner of warped perspective. As Yeshua taught, evil comes from within men. (Mark 7:21) The Pharisees are an easy target as they were deluded by their own measures of righteousness and sin. “Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; for they loved human praise more than praise from God.” (John 12:42-43) Wisdom is proved right by all her children.

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