Amazing to think that mining was already happening 4,000 years ago! Precious jewels were being mined in far reaching places from within the depths of the earth. Job says that mountains were being overturned to find them. He brings up this “wonder of the ancient world” to contrast the preciousness of those jewels to wisdom. How much more precious is wisdom than any earthly treasure. Yet, how do we find it?
We all look for wisdom in some way or another. We constantly have multiple decisions ahead of us; many ways we can go on any number of paths. What school should I attend? What career should I choose? What should I do with my life? What do I do in retirement? How do I raise my kids? What should I teach my kids? How do I respond to a conflictual relationship? Is there purpose or meaning in life? We all look for wisdom daily.
Is it possible to find true wisdom without knowing who we are, why we were created and what our purpose is? Job teaches us that finding wisdom is rooted in finding the One who is the source of wisdom. When we find God and when when we begin to see Him for who He truly is; then and only then, do we begin to see wisdoms source and received wisdoms guidance.
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