Psalm of the Day: Psalm 89:33-43
Wisdom of the Day: Job 12:14-25
Scripture Reading: Luke 7:31-35
We learn from these verses that the wisdom of God's ways is always recognized and acknowledged by those who are wise-hearted. "Wisdom is justified by all her children."
The idea which our Lord desired to impress upon us appears to be, that though the vast majority of the Jews were hardened and unreasonable, there were some who were not; and that though multitudes saw no wisdom in the ministry of John the Baptist and Himself, there were a chosen few who did. Those few were the "children of wisdom."
In spite of the cavils, sneers, objections, and unkind remarks with which the Gospel is received by the majority of mankind, there will always be some in every country who will assent to it, and obey it with delight. This is God's grace. The people of this world may mock at the Gospel, and pour contempt on the lives of believers, but God will take care that He has a believing people in every age. They are "wise unto salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus" (2 Timothy 3:15).
If we are truly wise, then let us not be ashamed to confess our Master before men. Let us boldly declare that we approve the whole of His Gospel — all of its doctrines and all of its requirements. We may find few with us and many against us. The world may laugh at us, and count our wisdom no better than folly. But such laughter is but for a moment. The hour is coming when the few who have confessed Christ shall be confessed and "justified" by Him before His Father and the holy angels!
Prayer for the Day: Dear Lord, help me to stand boldly and proclaim your the gospel.
Action Plan: If God is for us who can be against us? How can unbelievers hear without a preacher? Who is God sending you to in order to be a witness today?
This devotional was taken from The Gospel of Luke by J.C. Ryle published in 1858
and adapted by Pastor Tim Lewis of New England Shores Baptist Church.