Pastor’s Notes

Job 28:12-24
12 “But where shall wisdom be found?
And where is the place of understanding?
13 Mortals do not know the way to it,
and it is not found in the land of the living.
14 The deep says, ‘It is not in me,’
and the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’
15 It cannot be gotten for gold,
and silver cannot be weighed out as its price.
16 It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir,
in precious onyx or sapphire.
17 Gold and glass cannot equal it,
nor can it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.
18 No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal;
the price of wisdom is above pearls.
19 The chrysolite of Ethiopia cannot compare with it,
nor can it be valued in pure gold.
20 “Where then does wisdom come from?
And where is the place of understanding?
21 It is hidden from the eyes of all living,
and concealed from the birds of the air.
22 Abaddon and Death say,
‘We have heard a rumor of it with our ears.’
23 “God understands the way to it,
and he knows its place.
24 For he looks to the ends of the earth,
and sees everything under the heavens.

I have always found comfort in the book of Job. So often things happen in life we do not understand. I know I have been at a loss for words when devastating events occur where there is simply no explanation, no understanding why it occurred. “And where is the place of understanding?” is a profoundly deep question. Personally, I do not know the answer but I take comfort in the fact God does. “God understands the way of it, and he knows its place.”

If you find yourself without understanding for some event, some tragedy in your life, perhaps you will find comfort in the fact that God does understand, He loves you, and will never abandon you.

Grace, Peace & Mercy to you all,