Job 28:1, 2, 10-28
As surely as silver and iron have their sources, so wisdom has its Source.
Whatever wisdom is in us intrinsically, God must refine and smelt it. Or maybe it’s better to say that He infuses it with the wisdom from above. Or better yet, that He wants us to accept His wisdom in place of our own.
Where do I get my wisdom? Is the Bible too boring? Do I turn to the godly for wisdom or do I content myself with earthly wisdom? Earthly wisdom is more sinister and perilous than it might sound: “This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish” (James 3:15).
God’s wisdom cannot be mined or extracted from any earthly source. However, having received that wisdom from the Father, His people can become secondary sources of divine wisdom. Do not undervalue or despise such sources!
The wisdom I live by — where does it come from?
“For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6).
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10).
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him” (James 1:5).
“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy” (James 3:17).
God knows where wisdom is!
“Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding” (Job 28:28). What do you know about the fear of the Lord? Don’t coexist with evil; depart from it! Do you have the understanding that takes? If not, what are you going to do about it?
Read the rest: The Call of Wisdom