Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?

The wisdom I live by -- where do I get it?

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). Read it all

Job’s Desire to Speak With God

Job was confident!

Job 23

Job had no interest in avoiding God, but he didn’t seem to know anymore where to find Him (Job 23:3). Wherever he looked, he simply could not see God (Job 23:8,9).

Job was confident of the rightness of his cause and the righteousness of his life. He would gladly lay out his case before God (Job 23:4).

He was also confident He could follow God’s line of reasoning, if he could only know it (Job 23:5).

And he was confident the Almighty would put His strength toward Job’s good. He believed the Almighty’s strength would become his own source of strength (Job 23:6).

Job was confident God knew about him and what was going on, even if Job didn’t know where God was nor what He was up to (Job 23:10). He was confident good would come from this test. He believed God would refine him, not destroy him. Read it all

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Despite physical decay, Job expected to see God with his own eyes.

Job 19:5-10, 14-27

Even at that stage in history, with the promised Redeemer still hundreds of years from manifesting Himself in the flesh, Job said in simple faith: “I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth” (Job 19:25).

Reminds me of Enoch’s prophecy: “Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints” (Jude 14).

Our Redeemer, the One who was dead, is alive and will come again! While He awaits that grand event, He continues His redeeming, renewing, restoring, reviving work in our hearts so that we are ready to receive Him. “To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints” (1 Thessalonians 3:13). Read it all

Above all, love God!