John came … the Son of man came.Jesus shows, by the contrast of Himself with John, that neither the strict conduct of John, nor the joyful conduct of Jesus, was accepted by the religious leaders. The Jewish religious leaders accused both John and Jesus of demon possession (Matt. 9:34; 11:18).
Wisdom is justified by her children.Those who responded to John’s message and trusted in Jesus Christ, vindicated the wisdom of God in providing salvation by grace through faith. By believing, they showed themselves to be children of God’s wisdom.