Key Verse: Verse 12 - "But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?
Key Words: where shall wisdom be found
There are four types of wisdom mentioned in God’s Word—earthly, sensual, devilish, and of course, God’s wisdom. No doubt, Job had God’s wisdom in mind when he asked, “Where is wisdom?” The answer is with God and only God can give true wisdom.
Exodus 28:3a “And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom.”
Psalm 111:10a “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”
Ephesians 1:17a “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom.”
The question is how “bad” do you want this wisdom?
There’s a story about a proud young man who came to Socrates asking for wisdom. He walked up to the muscular philosopher and said, “O great Socrates, I come to you for wisdom.”
Socrates recognized a pompous numbskull when he saw one. He led the young man through the streets, to the sea, and chest deep into water. Then he asked, “What do you want?”
“Wisdom, O wise Socrates,” said the young man with a smile. Socrates put his strong hands on the man’s shoulders and pushed him under. Thirty seconds later Socrates let him up. “What do you want?” he asked again. “Wisdom,” the young man sputtered, “O great and wise Socrates.”
Socrates crunched him under again. Thirty seconds passed, thirty-five. Forty. Socrates let him up. The man was gasping. “What do you want, young man?” Between heavy, heaving breaths the fellow wheezed, “Wisdom, O wise and wonderful…” Socrates jammed him under again. Forty seconds passed. Fifty.
“What do you want?”
“Air!” the young man screeched. “I need air!” Socrates then said, “When you want wisdom as you have just wanted air, then you will have wisdom.”
You cannot learn Godly wisdom in a university and get a degree in it. It can only come from a heart in right relationship with God, and seeking it. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” ~ Socrates
Where is wisdom? With God and in God. James 1:5, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
What to do:
✞ You’ll never get God’s wisdom by looking to the world.
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