Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Rumors of Wisdom

27 He focused on Wisdom, made sure it was all set and tested and ready.28 Then he addressed the human race: 'Here it is! Fear-of-the-Lord-that's Wisdom, and Insight means shunning evil. - Job 28 v 27-28

On his journey through his difficulties and his fight with doubt Job circles the question of wisdom. What it is and where to find it.
He comes to the conclusion that we can't find it where we normally look for it because our quest is all too often confined to people and places.
He says that people don't have a clue and this world is devoid of it.

We go looking for wisdom but dig up knowledge.
The gulf between knowing and knowing what to do can be cavernous.
Knowledge without wisdom can be the most destructive thing in the universe.
Wisdom stays elusive and as he puts it "We've only heard rumours of it!".

So how do we make sense of all this knowledge.
We go to the creator of wisdom.

Job paints a picture of creator God speaking this world into being with all its beauty and majesty he turned his attention to creating wisdom. He focused on it, made it, tested it and takes delight in showing and sharing this great prize with his people.

Why settle with a rumour when your father can show you the real thing.


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