Job 28:28 reads that the fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding.
Proverbs 1:7 tells us the same thing. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.
In the 28th chapter of Job, we are told that wisdom is found in God alone. He knows where it can be found. He sees everything.
Lord, help us fear You. Forgive us for seeking others before You. Enlighten the eyes of our hearts so we may know You, so we may glorify You and we may further Your kingdom. Help us take the focus off of ourselves and in everything we do, we do it for You and You alone!
James 3:13-18 gives us 2 kinds of wisdom. Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, my deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom!
That word humility means we must set aside all things pertaining to our own glory, our own advancement. The Lord has really been pricking my heart and I so desire to have a humility from the Lord! I do want to surrender ALL that I am for His glory and His kingdom! The process is hard but the journey is worth it! Job reinforces that wisdom is more valuable than gold and crystal. It cannot be purchased and the price of wisdom is far above rubies, worth more than the purest gold!
Lord, help us!! Open our eyes to the wisdom that comes from heaven. Wisdom that is pure, peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit. Impartial and sincere. (James 3:13-17).
May we lay down our pride and yearn to seek Him! Psalm 10:4 reminds us that in his pride the wicked man does not seek him in all his thoughts there is no room for God! Oh, weed out the thoughts that leave no room for You, Lord! Search our hearts! We thank You and praise You for the book of wisdom, that You sent Your Son to show us the light, to be the way and the truth! We love You, Lord!
In Jesus Name we pray, amen!