Job Chapter 28
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Matthew Henry's Job Chapter 28 Bible commentary...
Concerning wordly wealth. (1-11) Wisdom is of inestimable value. (12-19) Wisdom is the gift of God. (20-28)1-11 Job maintained that the dispensations of Providence were regulated by the highest wisdom. To confirm this, he showed of what a great deal of knowledge and wealth men may make themselves masters. The caverns of the earth may be discovered, but not the counsels of Heaven. Go to the miners, thou sluggard in religion, consider their ways, and be wise. Let their courage and diligence in seeking the wealth that perishes, shame us out of slothfulness and faint-heartedness in labouring for the true riches. How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! How much easier, and safer! Yet gold is sought for, but grace neglected. Will the hopes of precious things out of the earth, so men call them, though really they are paltry and perishing, be such a spur to industry, and shall not the certain prospect of truly precious things in heaven be much more so?
12-19 Job here speaks of wisdom and understanding, the knowing and enjoying of God and ourselves. Its worth is infinitely more than all the riches in this world. It is a gift of the Holy Ghost which cannot be bought with money. Let that which is most precious in God's account, be so in ours. Job asks after it as one that truly desired to find it, and despaired of finding it any where but in God; any way but by Divine revelation.
20-28 There is a two-fold wisdom; one hid in God, which is secret, and belongs not to us; the other made known by him, and revealed to man. One day's events, and one man's affairs, have such reference to, and so hang one upon another, that He only, to whom all is open, and who sees the whole at one view, can rightly judge of every part. But the knowledge of God's revealed will is within our reach, and will do us good. Let man look upon this as his wisdom, To fear the Lord, and to depart from evil. Let him learn that, and he is learned enough. Where is this wisdom to be found? The treasures of it are hid in Christ, revealed by the word, received by faith, through the Holy Ghost. It will not feed pride or vanity, or amuse our vain curiosity. It teaches and encourages sinners to fear the Lord, and to depart from evil, in the exercise of repentance and faith, without desiring to solve all difficulties about the events of this life.
Timothy L's Job Chapter 28 comment on 6/04/2014, 3:51pm...
Let every human being follow Job 28 28. And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom and to depart from evil is understanding!!! Oh what PEACE would all find... Also, The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. Proverbs 9 10 Thank you Jesus Christ my Lord and salvation !!!
Lindiwe's Job Chapter 28 comment on 7/31/2013, 9:33am...
Job here is looking the amazing wisdom of the miners of all type of minerals that are hidden under the ground,such are economic resources peolpe can even fight for and be killed in such battles but he says even that wisdom is not compared to the wisdom that God gives to the person who obeys and fear the Lord. people who always run away from evil are considered people of understanding.
Andrew's Job Chapter 28 comment about verse 28 on 3/03/2013, 12:29am...
It teaches us not to do bad things and to fear the lord Jesus.
Grady F.'s Job Chapter 28 comment on 9/03/2011, 2:18pm...
This is a really great chapter here that really sums up one of the recurrent themes of the whole bible which God says over and over. This is it, wisdom is the greatest treasure you can possibly have in all this world! There is no treasure or pleasure or thing that you can enjoy, buy, have, recieve or get than can compare to it. And that includes gold money jewels beautiful women great houses tasty food nothing that is as good as wisdom, (God's wisdom) not this world's wisdom but the true wisdom that is from and is Jesus Christ the only begotten son of God. And what is that wonderful wisdom you might ask? Well it is summed up right there at the end of the chapter in the last verse- Job 28:28 the fear of God is wisdom and to depart from evil is understanding. Does that mean that we should be afraid of God absolutely not, God is love we have no reason to fear Him unless we are sinning up a storm then look out because God is also just and He does punish for bad behaviour like any truly loving parent. That is why it says depart from evil that means quit doing bad stuff quit thinging bad stuff. Got it? simple, do it then. Yeah good luck with that one! none of us can turn from evil on our own, call on Jesus Christ to forgive you of your sins and ask Him to be your Saviour-King-God-Mster-Teacher-Messiah-Friend-God-Brother and He will, He wants to be this to each and every one of us so bad you can't even imagine how bad and how much He loves you. He is right next to you right now even though you can't see Him hoping you will invite Him in your heart no matter what bad things you have done thought or heard, the apostle Paul said Jesus is never far from any man!
Yinasim's Job Chapter 28 comment on 6/29/2010, 9:02am...
what I thought of Job is that he had the fear of God, that's wisdom. we should learn from Job's experience no matter the situation.
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