Job 28 – One of my absolute favorite passages!!! … Where can wisdom be found? (a repost)
What an inspired and lofty literary poetic masterpiece!!! The Holy Spirit was certainly inspiring Job’s words!!! An inspired discourse on “Wisdom” – God’s wisdom – where it is to be found… Let me be one voice urging you to slow down, read this passage reflectively, and be prepared to respond to it’s truth and challenge! It was a part of my Bible reading today during my time of “Coffee with the Lord!”
1) Human ingenuity and effort have accomplished much, but that has not uncovered it! (vss. 1-11)
2) “But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding? Man does not know its value, nor is it found in the land of the living!” (vss. 12-13)
3) The value – the price of it – is beyond estimation!! (vss. 14-19)
4) The question posed again: “From where then does wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding?” (vss. 20-22)
5) THE DECLARATION! … “GOD UNDERSTANDS IT WAY, AND HE KNOWS ITS PLACE! … He saw wisdom and declared it! He prepared it, indeed He searched it out! And to us He said, ‘BEHOLD THE FEAR [REVERENCE] OF THE LORD, THAT IS WISDOM, AND TO DEPART FROM EVIL IS UNDERSTANDING!!!” (vss. 23-28)
We’ve got to get it from God – true wisdom!!! Oh God, may I make that discovery – I need it! I can only find it in You!!!