Good Morning September 16

Job 28 gives an interesting picture of the enterprises of mankind. It goes through many verses to recount the efforts of men to gain the wealth of the earth – silver, gold, iron, copper, precious stones, and more. But then asks the question, “Where can wisdom be found?”(vs.12) The value of wisdom and right understanding of life “man does not comprehended.” Nothing can truly compare. God alone is the source of wisdom and understanding. They cannot be found apart from Him. The chapter concludes in verse 28, God “said to man, ‘the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.'” Our society fits perfectly in this description. We seek all manner of education. We do extensive research. We expend countless amounts of money, but all of it is for naught unless it is first sought in a knowledge of the Lord. “God alone understands the way to it, and He alone knows where it dwells.”(vs.23) This brings us back to Jesus’ instruction in the Sermon on the Mount. “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”(Matthew 6:33)

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