40 days of Sorrow, a walk with Job
April 4, 2019, 5:38 AM

Lent 2019 Day 26 Job Chapter 28

Job is continues his closing argument, with the discussion of WISDOM and UNDERSTANDING. In verses 12 and 20 Job asked the question, "But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?

The lofty have never seen it and the proud have never found it. Verses 7-8. "That path no bird knows, Nor has the falcon’s eye seen it. The proud lions have not trodden it, Nor has the fierce lion passed over it.

Wisdom cannot be bought with the richest of treasures, or it's value compared with the most precious of jewels. Verses 15-19, "It cannot be purchased for gold, Nor can silver be weighed for its price. It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, In precious onyx or sapphire. Neither gold nor crystal can equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for jewelry of fine gold.  No mention shall be made of coral or quartz, For the price of Wisdom is above rubies. The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, Nor can it be valued in pure gold."  

Only God knows where to find true wisdom, "God understands its way, And He knows its place." Matthew 12:42 says, "The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon is here." The reason that verse is so interesting to me, is because Solomon was HIGH and LOFTY, Solomon was PROUD and RICH. But a greater wisdom was found in Jesus who HUMBLED himself to the place of a SERVANT and never had a place to lay his head. 

James chapter 1:5 James says, "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him." In chapter 3 James says that there are two types of wisdom. Earthly wisdom which is demonic, and heavenly wisdom, 3:17, "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy."

That is the kind of Wisdom that Job is seeking and he concludes that, "‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, And to depart from evil is understanding.’ " That is the kind of Wisdom that we should seek as well. Wisdom that comes from humbling ourselves before God. 

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