Wisdom’s Children

Matthew 11:19–Wisdom is justified of her children.

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Wisdom is a quality associated with a person.  It is connected with learning and knowledge.  People tend to be products of the knowledge and wisdom that they possess.  It influences their decisions, words and actions.  It impacts their attitudes toward things and people.  In this respect wisdom produces children.

There are two kinds of wisdom (See the January 20, 2010 post).

The earthly wisdom–There is the earthly wisdom; that wisdom which is of man. “The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God” (1 Corinthians 3:19). “The world by wisdom knew not God” (1 Corinthians 1:21). “The foolishness of God is wiser than men (1 Corinthians 1:25).

The wisdom from above–This wisdom comes from God and is received through the teaching and revelation of the Holy Spirit. This wisdom far exceeds that of this world. This is the wisdom that Jesus had and displayed. Luke 2:40–Jesus was filled with wisdom.

The children–The type of person we are depends on which wisdom we are the product of.

The children of earthly wisdom have bitter envying and strife in their hearts. Their focus is on earthly things. They tend to be sensual and even devilish when going to an extreme. This of course is not a detailed description of the characteristics of the children of earthly wisdom.

The children of heavenly wisdom tend to be peaceable, gentle and easy to be entreated. They are full of mercy and good fruits. They are without partiality and without hypocrisy. This of course is not a detailed description of the characteristics of the children of heavenly wisdom.

Wisdom is justified of her children–The quality of wisdom is proven by the children.  The children prove the level and rightness of the wisdom from which they are made.  The wisdom spoken of here is that which is of God and it is justified.  It is proven to be just and right and of a higher level because of the children that are produced by it.  Its high quality is proven by the nature and characteristics of the children of God which are the product of the heavenly wisdom.  Praise be to God.