People spend their entire lives seeking...
today, as they did long ago.
Job details the many things of his day for which they search...
silver, gold, iron, copper.
A constant search it seems
with unsatisfying end.
And it would seem we have not changed much.
Especially when we read...
“But where can wisdom be found?
And where is the place of understanding?
Man does not know its value,
Nor is it found in the land of the living.
And nothing we create, achieve, or conquer
can compare to the wisdom that eludes us.
God understands its way,
And He knows its place.
And to man He said,
‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
And to depart from evil is understanding.’
Genesis 28:23, 28
To fear the Lord...
simply means to have reverence,
to give honor,
to be humble and lift God high...
To depart from evil...
simply means to confess wrong thoughts and actions,
to make efforts and changes that keep from being tempting those same sins,
to ask for God's help...
God is not seeking a bunch of lofty wise people filled with religion to follow Him.
He simply wants us to bow a little lower, realize who He really is, and then in the great realization of how much He has done for us... try to live better lives for him. Leaving behind our old, selfish ways.
So Job is dizzy watching people search for this meaningful life...
as people continually do
When what God really longs for us to understand that it is less of something we DO... and more of what we BELIEVE.
It is who He wants us to become... BELIEVERS in His wisdom for what is best for us.
Word of God... train me, today...
to truly grasp and understand the fear of the Lord...
to honor Him, to revere Him... to bow low and worship Him full and true.
Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
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