IBS 07-26-16 Mathew 11:19 (KJV)
"The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a wine bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified by her children."
This was a difficult verse to do an IBS on. But when you really meditate on the passage we start to hear the interpretation from the Holy Spirit.
"But wisdom is justified by her children."
This is easy to understand when we look into our relationships with our mothers. The definition for justification is "the action of declaring or making righteous in the sight of God".
Let's look at an example. One way to understand a household, and to know what the parents are like, is to look and watch the children of that household. We begin to see through the children's actions that the leaders of the home are scared, angry, nervous, or in an amazing case, righteous.
Here in verse 19 we begin to see that the wisdom of the Bible, the genuine wisdom we must all contain within our hearts, is either justified or proved false by her children. If we live by the Word we will become beacons of truth to an unbelieving world. The opposite is true. Proverbs 2:10-11 says, "When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee." Despite all the sufferings a Christian might go through they will be kept and preserved by their perseverance in wisdom of Gods Word.
Something else that really spoke out to me in this passage was that Jesus Christ wasn't shaken or moved by all the accusations made against Him. 2 Timothy 2:3 says, "Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ." In this passage we learn that the soldiers goal is to please he whom sent him, 2 Timothy 2:4. That's one thing I think I'll never truly understand about my Lord and Savior. How could anyone, love someone unconditionally to the point of hanging on the cross for them? When THEY were the ones to put Him on the cross. We aren't able to fully comprehend it. 2 Timothy 2:24-26 says in the NASV, "The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will." God still allows a way of escape even to those who scourge Him. I ask myself how often I follow in His footsteps, practice the wisdom He has, and find truth in His Word.
For my application I will continue to read the days Proverb and see how I can apply it to my daily life, and to help with that I will make Connor be my accountability partner.