How Do You Recognize True Wisdom? – Luke 7:1-35

From my reading in Luke 7:1-30 (and continuing to 35) in the One Year New Testament.

Jesus and John the Baptist had different styles of ministry.  People said John the Baptist was possessed because he didn’t eat bread or drink wine and people said Jesus was a glutton and a drunkard and friend of tax collectors and sinners. Here’s Jesus response.

“But wisdom is shown to be right by the lives of those who follow it.” Luke 7:35

How can you recognize true wisdom?

By the changed lives of those who follow it. Other translations say wisdom is “justified by her children.”

Children in this instance means someone who looks to someone else as a father in the faith. Both Jesus and John the Baptist saw positive results in the lives of their followers. Lives were changed for the good and their messages were compatible.

The health of a church is not judged by the quality of it’s presentation but in the lives of the members.

If people are becoming more like Jesus and loving each other then very likely there is wise leadership in place. There will always be hypocrites and immature people in every church, but overall are people’s lives being changed by Jesus at your church?

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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