Where Can Wisdom Be Found? - Job 28:1-23 * Wed. 1-31-18

WHERE CAN WISDOM BE FOUND?

Job 28:1-23                       (Job Speaks of Wisdom)

 

I.      The Search for Material Treasure (vs. 1-11) 

a. Job demonstrates a good understanding of where and how metals and gemstones are obtained.  What lengths does Job state men will go to obtain these precious resources? _________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________     b. What examples does Job list where men will even risk life to obtain material wealth? _______________________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________________

c. What is Job describing in verse 5 that is proven earth science? _______________________________________________________________________________

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II.     Where Can Wisdom Be Found?  (vs. 12-19)

a. What does Job contrast with material wealth in verse 12? __________________________________________

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b. Is the value of wisdom widely understood and appreciated? _______________________________________

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c. Is wisdom found in the natural world? ________ ___­­­_______­­­­­____________________________________

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d. Can wisdom be purchased with money? _____________________________________________________

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e. Does Job seem to understand the tremendous value of wisdom? _______________________________________

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III.   From Where Then Does Wisdom Come? (vs. 20-28)

a. Job describes wisdom as an elusive thing. What examples does he offer as to how elusive it is? ________________________________________________________________________________

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b. Who does Job state understands wisdom? ___________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________

c. How does Job state God used wisdom in creation? _______________________________________________

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d. How is it possible that a man can possess wisdom… so rare, so precious, and so elusive? _______________________________________________________________________________

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e. What is wisdom and what is understanding? _________________________________________________

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IV.  Application:  Is James 1:5 consistent with Job’s discourse on wisdom? ______________________________________________________________________________

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