Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Proverbs 14:6 NIV

“The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.” 

I don’t know about you but in my lifetime I’ve dealt with the ‘malicious questioner’. We know Jesus faced this as well.   Solomon is telling us about these people here. It is that person who seeks ‘to know’ so they can derive personal gain or advantage from the knowledge or they are seeking to show your lack of knowledge so they can tsk advantage of you or “win”. None of that is ok. Jesus faced sincere wisdom seekers. His followers, even the rich young ruler fall into this category. He also had to deal with the ‘fake’ seeker, those Solomon refers to as mockers. They asked questions to try and get Jesus to stumble or into trouble with the authorities. “Should we pay taxes to Cesar?’ is one example. This is a destructive practice in relationships. It is even more so in the spiritual realm. I’ve watched over the years as those who mock our faith try to stumble up believers. There are no doubt some great questions that we in the faith still struggle with. It is easy for those outside the faith to attack in those areas. I find it incredibly instructive that there were times Jesus answered a question with a question or redirected the question asked to the red question of the moment. Today follow the example of Jesus and when questioned consider the source. #BeTheEdge

“Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.” 2 Timothy‬ ‭2:23-24‬ ‭NIV‬

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