The Ministry Years 11:  Wisdom is justified of her children:   theunfetteredpreacher 

Matthew 11:7-24. Luke 7:24-35

​We are turning now to some teachings of Jesus. 

I am just a simple guy, who loves the Word and attempts to be obedient to the Holy Spirit.  

Jesus is asking why go out, and what did they expect, when they did go out to see John the Baptist. 

His comments on their reactions. 

But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.

The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.

To me, “Wisdom is justified of all her children. “  Is the key to His message.   Are you open to the prophets teaching?  Or do you know it all.

In these scriptures we have Pharisees, (church leaders) and publicans, (tax collectors, sinners). The religious didn’t accept John’s Baptism, the publicans did.

Today we have so many sects in our Christianity.  Some are Baptist,  some Lutheran,  Episcopal, Anglican, Methodist, Pentecostal.   Why?

Wisdom is justified of all her children. “

We all have our little corner of truth, we worship the right way, have the right Rituals, we preform Communion, Baptism, Marriage the way Jesus did it.

Our style of Praise is the only way to please the Lord.  We Worship, THE RIGHT WAY,  DON’T MESS WITH US.

When in reality, the way we DO CHURCH, has nothing to do with pleasing God.    

It is all about what is comfortable for us, what pleases us.

We find comfort in our Rituals, our ways, our music and prayer.   Is it pleasing to God?  

It doesn’t really matter, it  pleases us.

Again, in these scriptures we have Pharisees, (church leaders) and publicans, (tax collector).   The religious didn’t accept John’s Baptism,  the publicans did.

Today, we have the religious, they have read and know the Word.  They have been taught what Luther, Wesley or Graham understood the meaning of certain passages and that’s what they mean.

They are comfortable in their understanding.   The Word hasn’t changed, so why should we?   Here’s why.

Ephesians 1:18

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,”

As we grow in the Lord, we should understand more and more perfectly.   Those scriptures that confuse or trouble us are like the Parables of old.

We must seek the understanding.  Be open to what the Lord is saying today.  That is how the great awakenings of the past happened.

It is people that need to be willing and able to change as the TRUTH OF THE WORD, is revealed. 

If not, YOU MIGHT BE RELIGIOUS.

The Lord wants and needs us to be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit. It is He, that leads and teaches us all truth.

We can not go off on a tangent because we found one scripture that we like, the mouth of two or three witnesses, is our guide.

There should be several scriptures to validate any Biblical truth,  the scriptures have more authority then any man.

We need to listen to and trust the Holy Spirit. 

Luke 7:24-35
“And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings’ courts.
But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.

But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!

But wisdom is justified of all her children.”
Matthew 11:7-24
“And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?

But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.

But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.

For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,

And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.

The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.

Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:

Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.

And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.”

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