August 28 – Wisdom and Understanding

August 28
Job 28:1-30:31
2 Corinthians 2:12-17
Psalm 42:1-11
Proverbs 22:7

Job 28:20-28 – The choral song “Wisdom and Understanding” is based on this passage.

Yes Job has much wisdom (and seems to be an inspiration for Solomon’s Proverbs).

Job 29:8-11 – Job seems to be proud of his former position of esteem. But why was he blessed?

Job 29:12-17 – Job followed God’s commands (Proverbs 21:13, Exodus 22:22-24).

Job 30:1 – Job is a master of wit.

Job 30:21 – Ah, Job’s sorrow is taking a wrong turn. He is accusing God of cruelty.

2 Corinthians 2:14 – Very rarely can we use absolute words like “always.” But God always causeth us to triumph in Christ! Sing along with the WILDS.

Psalm 42:1 – This verse has also been set to music.

Psalm 42:2 – Do we thirst for God? The Psalmist had hope in God (Psalm 42:5), while Job wanted to argue with the Almighty (Job 30:21).

Proverbs 22:7 – Morale of the story – debt is dangerous!

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