“Wisdom Ain’t All There Is …”
Matthew 11: 19b: “Wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.” After hearing wisdom extolled in Proverbs, we have a balance today from the lips of Jesus. It is not enough to, like the ancient Greeks, seek after wisdom for its own sake, deifying it in the process. True wisdom, as a means to be closer to God and be more like Him, will produce deeds of love and service to God and neighbor, and thus vindicate itself as an instrument used by Him. Anything else is just high-sounding windy words (Job 38: 2); again, readily available in mass quantities and with minimal effort.