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Where Shall Wisdom be Found?

Old Testament

A Sermon on Job 28:12

“But where shall wisdom be found?
And where is the place of understanding? (ESV)

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We are all on a constant mission for knowledge and information. What we do not realize is that this will not satisfy us! In this sermon from Job 28:12, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones teaches us that what we really need is wisdom and understanding. These are the things that teach us what to do with knowledge and information. As we look through the lens of Job in the Old Testament, Dr. Lloyd-Jones shows us that wisdom will give us true peace and quietness of heart, not knowledge. Job wanted to know why he had been so afflicted in his life, but he would not learn this; rather he would learn to come before the Lord as a child, knowing nothing, and he would receive wisdom. Do not strive after knowledge, but take wisdom from the Lord as a free gift. Acknowledge your inability and dwell as a child in God’s presence. That is where you will find true contentedness.

Additional Scripture Translations

Job 28:12, New American Standard Bible

The Search for Wisdom Is Harder

12“But where can wisdom be found?

And where is the place of understanding?

Job 28:12, King James Version

12But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.