VERNA’S DAILY DEVOTIONAL

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019

 

JOB 28:18

JOB 28:18
No mention shall be made of coral or quartz,
For the price of wisdom is above rubies.

 

 

WISDOM PRESIDES OVER ALL.

(AND THIS PASSAGE REQUIRES THE READING OF THE ENTIRE CHAPTER, BY THE WAY)

JOB COMPARES THE VALUE OF GOLD, SILVER, ALL MANNER OF PRECIOUS GEMS, THEN HE GOES FURTHER, PROBING THE REALITY OF HOW DIFFERENT THE SOURCE OF EACH IS. 

WHEREAS, ANY PRECIOUS METALS, GEMS, STONES, ETC., CAN BE FOUND IN THE EARTH, WISDOM IS ONLY FOUND IN GOD ALMIGHTY. HE IS THE SOURCE OF TRUE WISDOM; AND THAT, JOB POINTS OUT, BEGINS WITH THE FEAR OF THE LORD.

THAT IS SO TRUE! 

THE BELIEVER ACQUIRES WISDOM WHEN, THROUGH REVELATION THERE COMES A REALIZATION OF THE IMMENSE VALUE IN DEVELOPING A HEALTHY FEAR OF THE LORD.  THROUGH A SPIRIT OF MEEKNESS, HUMILITY, AND SUBMISSION, WHEN THE BELIEVER SURRENDERS ALL HIS/HER OWN THOUGHTS, YEARNINGS, PLANS, ETC. TO THE LORD, TRUSTING HIM FOR THE ANSWER TO ALL, THE DOOR OPENS TO WISDOM.  

IT IS ONLY WHEN THE BELIEVER GOES DEEP ENOUGH INTO INTIMACY, TRUST, AND SURRENDER, THAT THE TRUE UNDERSTANDING OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD REACHES A PLACE OF WISDOM – WISDOM IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S SUPREMACY IN ALL AREAS, THEREFORE, ABANDONING SELF LEADS TO FREEDOM; AND REPLACING ALL ONE’S OWN THOUGHTS, DREAMS, PLANS, AND GOALS, WITH HIS ENABLES THE RECEIPT OF HIS WISDOM.

IF THIS DOESN’T SPEAK TO THE USELESSNESS OF FRIVOLOUS, FANCIFUL SELF-INDULGENT VANITY,  I DON’T KNOW WHAT DOES! SUCH ARE THE OPPOSITE OF WISDOM, COMPRISING ONLY FOOLISHNESS.

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