(Proverbs 8:9 KJV) They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
Can you tell good parenting from a disaster in the making? It doesn’t take long to decide if the child causing the ruckus is a criminal in training or being developed into a responsible citizen. Usually fussy children don’t bother me because I understand what the parent is going through. I have been there.
You have seen it in a store. On one aisle you have a child driving his mother crazy making demands, running around and handling everything within reach. On the next you have a child behaving. The difference may be personality but it often is parenting. One parent “understands” (995) what is happening. One parent refuses to understand. It isn’t because they cannot see something is wrong. The lack is willingness to face the task of disciplining. The price for looking the other way will be paid someday.
How many times do we allow ourselves to have tantrums in the aisles? Think about all the times we have done things that we know are wrong. We might deny it. We might make excuses. In our hearts we know it is not right. It might be ignoring a friend in need. It might be going to see a questionable movie. It might involve parking in the wrong place.
So? Listening to God and His wisdom is not popular because we find it inconvenient and demanding. It has been pointed out by many people many times that we really don’t need to learn any new great truths. We already know enough that we are not observing. Understand?