If you try to assert wisdom before people have themselves walked it, be prepared for much resistance, denial, push-back, and verbal debate.
The hero or heroine is by definition a “generative” person, to use Erik Erikson's fine term, concerned about the next generation and not just himself or herself.
without law in some form, and also without butting up against that law, we cannot move forward easily and naturally.
All of this builds the strong self that can positively obey Jesus—and “die to itself.”
Note: Sinai