Job 27-28 B

Where can wisdom be found?

“God understands its way, and He knows its place… And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.'” (28:23; 28)

This section makes me feel like Solomon could have written it. Those familiar thoughts on wisdom. Coming from Job, they highlight the futility of judging the infinite goodness of God from the finite perspective of man.

While men cannot mine wisdom as they can other resources, they do seek to trade in it. These passages read, to me, like Job saying, “Cut that out. Stop talking like you have wisdom when you don’t.”

It’s a precious commodity only the LORD can grant and which is entirely wrapped up in humility, since the fear of the LORD is the beginning of it.

How often do you ask for wisdom? When you think maybe you have it, do you recognize where it came from, or do you let it boost your pride?

Ask the LORD about wisdom today.


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