What all things do you know how to do? If you’re like me, you are likely to underestimate all of the knowledge you do have. Things that may come easy to you others may not know how to do that.
As I was reading in Job 28 this morning, he makes mention of all the things humans knew how to do such as mine silver, dig iron, explore unchartered territories, tear apart flinty rocks, cut tunnels in rocks, and uncover precious stones. Even in a time that lack all the technological advances of today, these people had great knowledge.
Amongst this great roll call of skill, Job poses the question.
But do people know where to find wisdom? Where can they find understanding?
Education and knowledge are useful but it’s not the most valuable thing. Job esteemed wisdom as more valuable than gold, crystal, coral, jasper.
And because it can not be purchased with our earthly goods, we all have equal access to this most prized possession.
God alone understands the way to wisdom (Job 28:23 NLT)
And this is what he says to all humanity: The fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding. (Job 28:28 NLT)