Wisdom Is Vindicated (Luke 7:31–35)

Wisdom Is Vindicated
(Luke 7:31–35)

You, who sit in deri­sion and judg­ment,
nev­er take your eyes off oth­ers!

Drunk­ards are your meat,
tax-gath­ers your dessert!

Your hunger is nev­er sat­is­fied,
your thirst nev­er quenched!

With each point­ing of your fin­ger,
floods of self-right­eous­ness fill your souls.

John the Bap­tist preached repen­tance,
of this you saw no need.

Yet the Son of Man came eat­ing and drink­ing,
gath­er­ing the sin­ners in!

God’s love shined forth as a bea­con,
yet nev­er seen by your blind eyes.

God’s wis­dom is vin­di­cat­ed,
with chil­dren of right­eous­ness-born again ones.
1/06/12 George Jack­son

Luke 7:31–35 ESV “To what then shall I com­pare the peo­ple of this gen­er­a­tion, and what are they like? (32) They are like chil­dren sit­ting in the mar­ket­place and call­ing to one anoth­er, “ ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.’ (33) For John the Bap­tist has come eat­ing no bread and drink­ing no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ (34) The Son of Man has come eat­ing and drink­ing, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glut­ton and a drunk­ard, a friend of tax col­lec­tors and sin­ners!’ (35) Yet wis­dom is jus­ti­fied by all her chil­dren.”