True Wisdom

But where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding? Man does not know its worth, and it is not found in the land of the living. The deep says, ‘It is not in me,’ and the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’ It cannot be bought for gold, and silver cannot be weighed as its price. It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, in precious onyx or sapphire. Gold and glass cannot equal it, nor can it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold. No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal; the price of wisdom is above pearls. The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, nor can it be valued in pure gold.
Job 28:12–19
True Wisdom
For many today, the attaining of wealth and power has become synonymous with wisdom.  If you are rich and powerful, then you must have made wise decisions in your life.  Therefore, wealth is an indicator of wisdom.  And so, we go to extreme measures to obtain wealth. We will turn the world upside down as Job points out. We will go into the wilderness, where no one has gone before, risking our lives to get rich. This is what we will do for wealth. The previous verses in this chapter were a lead up to the question found in verse twelve, “Where can wisdom be found?” Wisdom is to be considered more precious than wealth. As the saying goes, “I would rather be around a poor wise man than a rich fool.” It is only in Christ, and Him crucified for you, where true wisdom can be found. Because of Christ’s wisdom we now have salvation. For Christ knew His place was between two thieves nailed to a cursed tree.  And because He knew His place, we now know ours.  It is not under God’s wrath and judgment, as Job’s friends would have us believe, no, it is under His forgiveness, care, and love. Our wisdom rests in Christ!
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