๐Ÿ“… Where does wisdom come from? – Daily Bible Reading


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August 27, 2022

Todayโ€™s reading: Job 28:28

Where does wisdom come from?

We read in Job 28:28:

28 And to man He said,

โ€˜Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
And to depart from evil is understanding.โ€™

Throughout Job 28, Job explained how men have the right knowledge and technology to search out precious stones and metals. 

However, if it is wisdom that theyโ€™re looking for, they wonโ€™t be able to find it in the deep or in the sea. You canโ€™t even buy wisdom or make it equivalent to precious stones.

Thus, Job concluded his great discourse with an important principle we all should take into heart:

To be wise is to fear Yahweh and wisdom is shown in a life that departs from evil.

This tells us that true wisdom can only come from the revelation of God. You canโ€™t have this type of wisdom without having the right relationship with our Creator.

No wonder a lot of people today became foolish in their thinking. Our secular society has lost even its common sense. They canโ€™t even differentiate men from women, know when life begins in the womb, greatly fear a common cold, and so much more.

Why?

Because they donโ€™t fear God anymore. They donโ€™t even want God in their lives.

When we reject God as an individual or as a society, we begin to make foolish decisions. We begin to suffer from a lack of wisdom.

So, if you want to be wise, fear God. If you want to gain understanding, depart from evil.


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