Wisdom is not found in the land of the living!

Wisdom is not found in the land of the living!

Job 28:1-11 Job describes the exploits of miners over 3½ thousand years ago (probably)

Job 28:12-22 Even though people have been successful in mining precious metals and precious stones from the earth (recall Job 28:1-11), they have not been successful on their own in discovering what according to Job in Job 28:12?

Job 28:23-28 Don’t despair!  How are the questions asked in Job 28:12,20 answered in Job 28:23?

Wisdom from Above

  • 1:26 For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;
    • 1:30-31 But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, 31 so that, just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.”

But we’ve seen:

James 3:17  But the wisdom from above is
1. first pure,
2. then peaceable,
3. gentle,
4. reasonable,
5. full of mercy
6. and good fruits,
7. unwavering,
8. without hypocrisy.

Note Proverbs 2:6  For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Three Important Bible Periods

  1. The Promises (Christ)
  2. The Law
  3. The Gospel (Christ)


  1. God does not lie!
  2. Rejoice in the Lord always!
  3. Today we live by the gospel / the law of Christ and not by the law of Moses!
  4. Do the deeds of Abraham today!

Four (4) of Jesus’ Thought-Provoking Questions

  1. Isn’t life more than food or clothing?
  2. Who do you say that I am?
  3. Why do you keep on saying that I am your Lord, when you refuse to do what I say?
  4. You do not want to go away also, do you?

Jesus often asked questions:

  • not because He didn’t know or wasn’t sure about the answers,
  • but to provoke others to careful thought – to cause people to think very seriously about something.

The Bronze Serpent

The Bronze Serpent

(Num. 21:4-9)

  1. The people became impatient and spoke against God and Moses
  2. The Lord sent fiery serpents; Moses interceded for the people
  3. At the LORD’S command Moses made a bronze serpent
  4. Whoever believes in Jesus will have eternal life
  5. We must not shrink back to destruction