When He entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him while He was teaching, and said, "By what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?"
Jesus said to them, "I will also ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.
"The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or from men?" And they began reasoning among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, 'Then why did you not believe him?'
"But if we say, 'From men,' we fear the people; for they all regard John as a prophet."
And answering Jesus, they said, "We do not know." He also said to them, "Neither will I tell you by
what authority I do these things.
What have I learned from this passage?
God is too wise to be mistaken.
There is none, not even one, who is like Him.
How can we (believers) relate to the Pharisees?
Believers, we all have heard that, we all know that—God is too wise... He is omniscient! But sometimes—uhh, okay fine—most of the time, we take it for granted. We act as if we can outwit the Lord with our decisions, that we go on ahead of Him and insist on what we want before we seek what He really wants... Neglecting the fact that what He wants for us is the BEST.
"...God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." -Romans 12:2