What should you do when you don’t know where to turn for the answers to life’s questions? During difficult times, wisdom can be hard to find. This passage ask a very important question and then proceeds to identify the many places man has sought to find it’s answer.
Job 28:12, 20 “But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding? Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?”
1. Where it is NOT!
V13 “Man knoweth not the price thereof;
neither is it found in the land of the living.”
V14 “The depth saith, It is not in me:
and the sea saith, It is not with me.”
c. Wealth or possessions
V15 “It cannot be gotten for gold,
neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.”
d. The heavens
V21 “Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.”
V22 “Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.”
2. Who has it!
V23 “God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.”
b. The word of God
V28 “And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.”
LESSON - God never intended for us to wander through life blindly. If we choose to live life on our own, aimless wandering is exactly what happens. If instead we choose to walk closely with the Lord, we understand that all true wisdom is ultimately found in Him. God’s word allows us the ability to know Him, reverence Him, and become more like Him. That’s how the Bible defines wisdom and reveals that it’s not something to find, but someone to know. Do you know Him and are you walking closely with Him?