Where can wisdom be found?
None of us wants to make foolish choices. But how do we make wise choices in such a complicated, connected culture? As Job 28 asks, ‘Where can wisdom be found?’ Ecclesiastes searches for meaning in this seemingly meaningless life.
Job 28 concludes,
The fear of the Lord is this: wisdom. And to turn from evil is understanding. (Job 28:28)
And Ecclesiastes concludes,
When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is: fear God and keep His commands, because this is for all humanity. (Ecclesiastes 12:13)
Our “Gen Wise” series has reminded us that the starting point and basis for all wisdom is the fear of the Lord (Proverbs 1:8). That is, loving, trusting and obeying our creator and redeemer.
For the Christian, the Lord we fear is Jesus. The one we trust and obey is Jesus. This is wisdom. The wise person listens to Jesus, hears his call to follow him, trusts him and obeys (Matthew 7:24). The wise person takes up her cross to follow Jesus (Matthew 16:24) by living a life that is foolish to the world but is actually the wisdom of God
(1 Corinthians 1:18).
You may not know the best decision to make, but if you turn from evil, trust Jesus and seek to follow him by obeying to his words, you have found wisdom.