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Source of Wisdom

Read Job 27:1 through 28:28; Acts 7:1–30

Colleges, advanced degrees, training seminars, internships, life coaching, mentoring, how-to books—the list of places and things people turn to gain wisdom and understanding is almost endless. If they attempt to seek knowledge without seeking God’s guidance, people can end up with huge debt and feelings of disillusionment. Or they may earn degrees and honors, high salaries, and highly sought-after employment positions only to find that worldly success is meaningless. The efforts of humans alone never have and never will deliver what the people really need: wisdom.

But where can wisdom be found? Where does understanding dwell? (Job 28:12).

Wisdom could be defined as the godly application of knowledge coupled with divine guidance, so Job was definitely asking the right question. Several verses later Job provided the answer: Wisdom is found in God alone.

The good news is that God is willing give wisdom to those who lack it.

Prayer Suggestion: Ask God to give you true wisdom—His wisdom.

Quicklook: Job 28:12–24


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