The Search for Wisdom Is Harder
12¶“But where can wisdom be found?
And where is the place of understanding?
12But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?
People are all on a constant mission for knowledge and information but do not realize that this will not satisfy. In this sermon from Job 28:12 titled “Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones teaches that what is really needed is wisdom and understanding. As one looks through the lens of Job in the Old Testament, Dr. Lloyd-Jones shows that wisdom will give 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. One should acknowledge their inability and dwell as a child in God’s presence and that is where they will find true contentedness.
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.