Where can one find true wisdom? (Job 28; I Corinthians 14; Luke 13)

“And he said to man, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.”  Job 28:28

Question, “Where can on find true wisdom?”  The answers to this question vary based upon one’s position in life.  If one is a follower of Islam, he or she will look to the Koran.  If one is a follower of sports, he or she will look to ESPN.  Where do you look for wisdom?

Think it through:

Job is asking the same question in Job 28.  Let’s follow his path to the answer:

  • Job begins, Vs: 1-5, with illustrations of where one can find natural resources such as gold and iron.
  • Job next, Vs: 6-8, reminds us of how the beasts of the earth know nothing about such resources.
  • Job continues, Vs: 9-12, by showing us how humanity alone can discover such resources.

In this moment Job turns our attention to something far more valuable than nature resources, Vs: 13-19

  • Humanity cannot find this resource in the ground.
  • Humanity cannot purchase this resource on the earth.
  • Humanity cannot place a value on this resource.

Job concludes with this finding:  “The fear of the Lord is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.”

Brothers and sisters, this is amazing.  To fear God is to be in awe of who He is.  To turn away from evil means to repent of our rebellion against this amazing God.  Jesus says:  “I warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!” Luke 12:5.  Jesus also says, “Unless you repent, you will all likewise perish,” Luke 13:3.

When one finds true wisdom his or her life will be characterized by a moment of radical change in which Jesus becomes the boss of ones life.  When one finds true wisdom his or her life with be characterized by a radical change from evil living to holy living.  This is how we know we have found true wisdom.

Our response:

  • We must confess that all true wisdom comes from God.
  • We must repent of false wisdom and come to true wisdom.
  • We must center our lives on this wisdom each day.

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