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The Unknown mystery of Wisdom


The fear of the Lord is this wisdom and to turn from evil is understanding

Job 28:28


According to Job,

Wisdom cannot be found by the eyes of every living thing neither can it be located

“For it is hidden from the eyes of every living thing and concealed from the birds of the sky”


He then goes on to say how no man knows it’s value since it can’t be found in the living. Nothing can be exchanged or compared with Wisdom:

  • Gold
  • Coral
  • Quartz
  • Glass
  • Sapphire
  • Topaz
  • Onyx
  • Or Cush


It can’t be bought nor sold because the price of wisdom is beyond pearls.


Wisdom and understanding is so hidden that it is only heard about.


Even Abaddon and Death say, “we have heard news of it with our ears”


Previous to the knowledge about wisdom, Job tells the story about mining which can be used to compare the importance and beauty of wisdom.


He mentions how a miner has chosen to mine far from human habitation, places unknown to the people above walking; which is underground. They are far away from everyone where,


 “No bird of prey knows the path, no falcons eye has seen it. Proud beasts have never walked on it; no lion has ever prowled over it.”


As the miner makes his way through the channels striking the flint, he finally stops at his location and spots the very thing he was looking for, hidden treasure.


Just like how the treasure was hidden from the miner, the people, and the animals so is wisdom and understanding. There are people in the world who know that there is Hidden treasure, fine gold and silver but they don’t get up to go seek or find it like miners do. They only knew of the treasure but didn’t have the boldness to step into the unknown places underneath the earth.  Same with wisdom and understanding, “it is hidden from every living thing” and it has only been heard about with ears but in order to have wisdom and understanding you have to step into the unknown for only God understands the way to wisdom only he knows the location.


Walking into the path of the unknown is to fear the Lord and there you will find wisdom. Although the miner stopped at his location and found treasured wisdom and understanding was nowhere to be found. That is why Job talks about how valuable wisdom is because you can gather treasure, you can do what a lot aren’t doing by digging for gold but you won’t find wisdom because it doesn’t come from what you do but from who you know.


When you come to know God you come to know wisdom because He is wisdom, the ultimate creator of wisdom. Wisdom is so valuable you have to seek it. God is a cheerful giver and for those of you who lack wisdom, you can freely ask God and He will give it to you. The beautiful thing about wisdom is when you put forth the effort to find it, it’s already there for you to grasp. It wasn’t very far off, like the miner mining gold you just have to dig deep.


Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.

Matthew 7:7


When you walk into the path of the unknown you are one of a kind because you are trusting in the Lord to make a way for you. You are fearing Him by understanding that anything other than His ways are not right for you. Many other ways can be evil and to turn away from evil is to have understanding.


Wisdom is something that can’t be bought nor sold, neither can it be exchanged. It can be taught but only to those who are willing to step into the unknown will understand. You have to trust and have faith that God will lead you and provide you with everything you need in order to live. We can cherish fancy things or our future partners but if we don’t have the wisdom to maintain them, it won’t last or we could potentially misuse and abuse them.


The book of Proverbs is well-known as the book of wisdom. The author, Solomon is known to be the wisest king ever to rule Israel.


How was he so full of wisdom?

Because he desired wisdom more than anything on this earth, he understood the importance of having wisdom before obtaining anything else in this world.


And how did he get this wisdom?

By simply asking the Lord.


To whom was the book of Proverbs written?

Originally, the people of Israel. Particularly young people just starting out on life’s journey but it can apply to anyone of all ages. Solomon used the writing in Proverbs to help people from all walks of life move to a higher level of intelligence understanding, and discernment.


Solomon uses God as his guiding principle, and to his readers he gives them guidance for growing in wisdom:

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding

Proverbs 2:6


He explains the that the fear of the Lord is a gateway for knowledge. The Lord is the literal entrance to wisdom. That is why Matthew 6:33 states “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all will be added unto you.” We can’t having anything and keep it for a long time without God. When we pass away on earth those things will be gone or given away. They could rot, be destroyed or pass away.  That is why Jesus tells us to lay up treasure for heaven. In heaven our treasures won’t be put on display for people to steal or destroy.


Wisdom is so precious, everything God created is precious and valuable. We as His people are precious and valuable to Him and He doesn’t want us to have anything less than what He has given or wants to give us. That’s why it’s mandatory for us to apply the principles He has given us to live a long life. The fear of the Lord is required to ongoing wisdom, discernment, and protection from bad relationships.


Just like wisdom He wants to hide us from those who mean us no good, and those who want to come close to us have to go through God first. They have to search and dig deep to find the good thing that’s been there all along. Wisdom is very important, and it takes stepping into the unknown and choosing to wait on God, searching His Scriptures as if it’s treasure each and every day to prepare us for what God truly has for us. We need His wisdom every day to keep us on our feet, to be mindful and wise for these days and times are evil. We need His wisdom to have discernment in situations or during conversations with others.


Don’t be like others sitting and waiting on God to reveal the hidden treasure. Be the kind to go into rare places no person would ever think to go and search for the hidden treasure. You’d be surprised at what you just might find.


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