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The Wisdom Mine
 "Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?" (Job 28:20).

In one of his monologues, the patriarch Job compares his search for spiritual understanding to man's explorations for metals and precious stones. "There is a vein for the silver," he said, "and a place for gold. . . . Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone" (vv.1-2).

These all are easier to find than true wisdom. "It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire. The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold. No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies. The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold" (vv.16-19).

Neither have animals discovered it. "The fierce lion passed by it. . . . It is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air" (vv.8,21). "The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me" (v.14).

"But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?" (v.12). Job is driven to ask: "Where must one go to find and mine the vein of true wisdom?"

It is certainly "not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought" (I Corinthians 2:6). The mine of evolutionary humanism which dominates modern education and scholarship will yield only the fool's gold of "science falsely so called" (I Timothy 6:20).

Job found true wisdom only through God, and so must we, for only "God understandeth the way thereof, and He knoweth the place thereof. . . . Unto man He said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding" (Job 28:23,28). The Lord Jesus Christ Himself is the ever-productive mine, "In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Colossians 2:3). HMM

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