Wisdom: Insight from Job

Wisdom: Something We All Desire

Wisdom—It’s something we desire to have. Yet many times we find ourselves sorely lacking in this area.

Have you found yourself asking God for direction, for guidance, for the answer to some problem you are facing?

Yes, we all find ourselves lacking at times. We all seem to find the wisdom we need at the moment elusive, just out of reach, beyond our grasp.

Yet, God tells us in His Word that wisdom is given by Him to a person that is good in His sight.

For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight, wisdom and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.  Eccl. 2:26

So, what is it about wisdom that we need to understand?

A man called Job gives us some insight about true wisdom.

And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. Job 28:28

Having a proper respect for God and His purposes will bestow upon us valuable wisdom.

It is always wise to depart from evil. In other words, always do what is right.

In any situation we are faced with, we should always ask ourselves, “What is the right thing to do?” Then do that right thing.

A wise man will always strive to do what is right.

Copyright 2017 by Peggy Clark

Looking for a Bible study that is applicable to today's Christian. Check out So, What's the Latest News? Messages from a Prisoner in Rome by Peggy Clark. Published by WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan, this study includes workbook with space for response.

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