As Job continues his discourse, he rhetorically asks about finding wisdom. “But where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?” (Job 28:12) He goes on to explain that we cannot just make it, buy it, or find it laying around, but there is a way to get wisdom. “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) The “fear” of the Lord here is better described as reverence. We will never have wisdom on the level that God has, but we can gain a level of wisdom that He provides for us. The more reverence and love we have for Him, the stronger our desire will be to study His word and apply it to our lives. The wisdom gained will be greater than any worldly wisdom that man could provide.
Today’s reading: Job 27-28