Wisdom is Justified by All Her Children

Luke 7:18-35


  1. The work of Christ removes doubt about His identity, 18-23

  2. The privileges in Christ call us to trust Him, 24-28

  3. The fickleness of man warns us to stop seeking better options, 29-35

Reflection Questions:

  1. Is all faith created equal? Is it possible to believe but still have doubts? See Mark 9:21-24. How does the man in this story (and how should you) deal with a sometimes-faltering faith? What is one area that causes you to doubt God’s goodness most frequently?

  2. How is it possible that you have greater privileges than John the Baptist? Examine Luke 10:23-24. What have you seen and heard that John never saw and heard?

  3. Jesus accused the Pharisees and scribes of never being happy, of not knowing what they wanted, vv. 31-34. How can we avoid the same kind of discontentment? Consider Jer. 17:9; 1 Tim. 6:6ff. One solution might be to turn to Eph 1:3-14 and to “count your many blessings; name them one by one.” List as many ways as you can of how God has blessed you in Christ.