For the present day experts of today in childrearing and personal growth and metrication, we can examine the results in day to day living.
On one hand we can witness Jesus as they did in His day and time and refer to him as a glutton and drunker.
In another light we can follow the example of Jesus and the Bible and once again, reflect on the results.
One only needs to go back in history to the 1950s and characterize the differences.
Despite how bad some things were in the 50s, three institutions were in harmony duplicating values of exactness. We see the church, the schools and family attested to moral duty and virtues.
In like manner even the state through our government harmonized with the other existing institutions.
At that time, children were corrected and received corporal discipline.
A person didn’t steal, not because of fear of getting caught, but because it was wrong.
Sexual immorality was not endorsed, but frowned upon. This was true among families, the schools and even most often in films and most songs.
Detailing today’s behaviors among kids and adults we see almost the exact opposite in reference to virtue.
We see a flood tide of drugs, sex, robbery, murders, insurrection among communities: drive by shootings, total anarchy within the classroom, unwed mothers, self-inflicted poverty, lawlessness and nothing but excuses made for those who commit crimes.
Where is the wisdom in all of this? Where are the results except those which are bad and ruinous?
Comparing a nation that followed God in the 50s to this modern world is like night and day.
Truly wisdom is justified by her children.
In accepting Jesus we also toss aside the wisdom of this world. At this point we are free to choose who we will follow.
Perhaps the greatest example came from Joshua in the Bible. Joshua 24:15
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Joshua stated there was a choice involved. Our choice today is even far better and greater than in the days of Moses and Joshua for now we have Christ as the Head of God’s church to direct and guide us by his promise of the Holy Spirit.
In searching the miracle and wonders of Jesus we find that all His children were good. Their fruit was one of godliness even after the true spirit of God, His Father.
This process is shortened for there are only among two choices to make. We can either follow the dictates of this ungodly world, or the tenets of God as reveal in His