Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What Does It Mean to Be Wise?

Down through the ages, the followers of Jesus Christ have affirmed that He is the personification of all true wisdom. This was true not just when Jesus was an adult, but even in his early youth.

In Luke 2:41-52, for instance, we read that Jesus listened and observed what others said, asked questions, demonstrated profound understanding of God’s Word, and answered the questions of the leading rabbis gathered at the Temple in Jerusalem.

Remember, this wasn’t a bar mitzvah Sabbath School class. Instead, Jesus was in the temple courts sitting among the greatest teachers of His day. Even at 12 years of age, Jesus demonstrated the characteristics of a godly, wise person.

Perhaps the question for this generation isn’t simply “What Would Jesus Do?” but perhaps more accurately: “Where Would Jesus Listen, Ask Questions, Demonstrate Profound Understanding of God’s Word, and Answer the Toughest Questions of His Day?”

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