Job 28:10,11—He cuts out channels in the rocks, and his eyes spot every treasure. He dams up the streams from flowing so that he may bring to light what is hidden.
Job chapter 28 is a beautiful chapter entitled Job’s hymn to wisdom. Job asks the question where can wisdom be found. He states that no man knows its value and that gold cannot be exchanged for it. Topaz cannot compare with it. Only God understands the way to wisdom. He established it and said to mankind, “The fear of the Lord is this: wisdom. And to turn from evil is understanding” (Job 28:28).
Prospecting for gems has value; prospecting for wisdom is priceless. Solomon wrote “For wisdom is better than jewels, and nothing desirable can compare with it” (Proverbs 8:11). Proverbs 2:6 says, “For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Solomon encourages us, “Wisdom is supreme—so get wisdom. And whatever else you get, get understanding . . . If you find it, you will have a future, and your hope will never fade” (Pro. 4:7; 24:14b).
“I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him” (Ephesians 1:17). We find wisdom as we pursue God. What a glorious quest full of eternal reward. Something to think about . . . in reveration!
If wisdom is your highest reference point, then you see foolishness as the bane of existence.—David Jeremiah in Searching for Heaven on Earth
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)