(October 16, 2014)
Job rightly understands the importance of wisdom and knowledge. The only true knowledge and wisdom is what drives us to fear the Lord and depart from evil. Some people seek knowledge and wisdom for other reasons – to gratify their pride, or their lusts, or increase their power. Others seek knowledge to bless and benefit their fellow men and come closer to the Lord and avoid evil in their lives. At times, the knowledge that they are both pursuing is the exact same knowledge (think of a lawyer studying the law to oppress those around him and another lawyer studying the same law to free those around him from oppression). While the knowledge might be universally true, the wisdom component of that knowledge is not – the knowledge only benefits us if we use it to fear the Lord and depart from evil.