January 17, Reading 2 – Job 28

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SAA Notes

Job asks a penetrating question: where can wisdom be found? Job gives a similar answer to Ecclesiastes in verse 28. See Ecclesiastes 12:13,14.

SJA Notes

You can see the really strong link with both Proverbs and Ecclesiastes in this passage.

Job asks where wisdom can be found.

Proverbs ch1 v7 says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;”.

Ch9 v10 says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.”.

Ch15 v33 says, “The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.”

This is wisdom and where true wisdom begins.

The fear of the LORD.

Job knows this, even in the midst of his anguish and heartache.

As Stuart Snr points to, synergy with Ecclesiastes is also going on (all three books pointing to the same thing), ch12 v13 saying, “The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.”

It’s a great encouragement to us to be earnest and devoted in our fear of the Lord. Wisdom begins here! Obedience flows from this. Praise God for His word and the truths He shows us therein!

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