Saturday, May 9, 2015

Job 38:36 -- On the Source of Wisdom and Understanding

"Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?"
Job 38:36

This whole chapter is God pretty much reminding Job of the vast difference between ourselves and him.  The difference is huge, and vast, and overwhelming.  We can't make people wise, or grant people understanding... and that is just one of the small things that we can't do. :)  I think that this chapter is a good reminder that we have a long way to go, and that we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves and think that we've learned everything and mastered everything that God asks of us.  There are always more things to learn, and more that we can become.  We're not finished.
On the other hand, the vastness of the difference between us and God also points out how much he cares for us.  We're like little children, asking questions that we can't understand the answers to, and always jumping ahead and thinking that we're "big."  And he loves us and teaches us anyway. :)
Today, let's remember how much we still need to learn.  Not so we can beat ourselves up, but so that we can look to God as the source of that wisdom and understanding... and all the rest that we need. :)

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