标 题： 智慧的判断
经 节： 但智慧之子都以智慧为是。（路加福音七章35节）
But wisdom is
justified by all her children. (Luke 7:35)
The world is full of “experts.” There are people everywhere who want to
convince you of the wisdom of their opinion. Yet God says that it is not the
one who declares his viewpoint the most loudly or vociferously who is the
wisest, but the one who is vindicated over time.
Wisdom is not proven by argument or debate. Wisdom is proven over time.
Some people adamantly proclaim that their opinion is best. Regardless of how
convincingly these people defend their viewpoint, time is the best judge of
their wisdom. The result of a practice proves its validity, not how loudly it
is promoted. When you seek to obey what God has told you, you will sometimes
meet resistance and criticism from others who disagree with the wisdom of your
actions. Your immediate response may be the urge to vindicate yourself.
However, if you wait patiently, time will reveal the wisdom of your actions far
better than you could through argument.
Through the ages, the wisdom found in God’s Word has been tested and
proven true. It is critical that you measure everything you hear against the
Scriptures. Trends in psychology and philosophy come and go, but God’s Word is
timeless. Whenever you share an opinion in counseling someone else, make sure
that it comes from the Scripture and not merely from your best thinking. As
long as you base your life choices on the Word of God, time will be your
defender and will validate the wisdom of your choices. If, over time, you
clearly see you are wrong, ask God’s forgiveness and seek a fresh word from God
through the Scripture. Then obey that word and watch to see God confirm His
wisdom in your life.