23 Nov

Hidden Wisdom and Understanding

People know where to mine silver and how to refine gold.
But do people know where to find wisdom? 

Where can they find understanding?

No one knows where to find it, for it is not found among the living.  

‘It is not here,’ says the ocean. ‘Nor is it here,’ says the sea.  

It cannot be bought with gold. It cannot be purchased with silver. 

But do people know where to find wisdom? Where can they find understanding? 

It is hidden from the eyes of all humanity. Even the sharp-eyed birds in the sky cannot discover it. 

Destruction and Death say, ‘We’ve heard only rumors of where wisdom can be found.

God alone understands the way to wisdom; he knows where it can be found, for he looks throughout the whole earth and sees everything under the heavens. 

Then he saw wisdom and evaluated it. He set it in place and examined it thoroughly. 

And this is what he says to all humanity: The fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding.

Highlights from Job 28