Job 28 Outline
– Job described men work hard to find the treasures of the earth (Job 28:1-11)
– Job described wisdom is more valuable than the treasures on the earth (Job 28:12-19)
– Job hinted that wisdom is hidden from men to insinuate that his friends need this wisdom (Job 28:20-28)
Job 28 Summary
In Job 28:1-11, Job described the earth as a place full of precious metals. Men tried all they can including light up dark places, search all the recesses, break open the shaft and put their lives in danger to find them.
In Job 28:12-19, Job compared wisdom with the riches of the earth. He concluded that wisdom is far more precious than the treasures of the earth but men do not value.
In Job 28:20-28, Job explained that wisdom is difficult to find as it is hidden from all people. Job said this to hint that his friends need this wisdom. Job knew God understands wisdom and its way. Wisdom is attained by fearing God and living a life that departs from evil.
Job 28 Bible Study
1. God is the source of all wisdom
God is the source of all wisdom. God give wisdom to different people to invent different things in this earth so that we are able to enjoy the advanced technology now. In Proverbs 9:10, the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. If you fear God, you will obey God’s commandments and your lifestyle will display God’s testimony. In Proverbs 1:7, the fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.