Matthew 21:32--For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you didn’t believe him. Tax collectors and prostitutes did believe him, but you, when you saw it, didn’t even change your minds then and believe him.
While this example does not exactly fit disruptive innovation, Jesus came to the earth and offered something the religious leaders could not and did not offer—grace. Instead of focusing on the law and legalism—something the religious establishment was quite proficient at, Jesus taught that no amount of law-keeping could surmount the problem of sin. He and John the Baptist seriously challenged what the Pharisees and Sadducees taught and He called them out for their failure to believe—their unwillingness to change.
The Bible uses the word change 72 times. Twenty-one times the word refers to a change in mindset, 10 times to a change in action, 10 times to meaningful circumstantial changes and twice to a change of heart. Confronted with evidence, the religious leaders could not get past their presuppositional biases or their pride. Consequently, they missed the greatest opportunity to embrace the lifegiving, law-disrupting, heaven-innovating Messiah.
Following Jesus is a guarantee for change. Life innovation will occur when our actions line up with our expressed beliefs and attitudes. Wisdom suggests that we surround ourselves with those who support the need to innovate or disrupt what is not working while moving forward according to the Holy Spirit’s leading.
A man who wants to do something will find a way, a man who doesn’t will find an excuse.—W. Barclay
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)
 Christensen, C. M. (2021). Disruptive innovation. https://claytonchristensen.com/key-concepts/
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