Wisdom and Strength


Last week we talked about wisdom. This week we're gonna talk about....wisdom...again. But this week we're going to also talk about strength. Last time we visited, Job was telling Zophar wisdom did not begin or end with him. #facts


On this visit Job gets specific where wisdom comes from. But not just wisdom. Take a look:


"Wisdom and strength belong to God; counsel and understanding are his." ~ Job 12:13


This verse is the beginning of a section where Job lays out for us what power God possesses.

  • Whatever God does , no one can undo it (v 14-15)

  • He is the source of wisdom AND power (v 16)

  • He is wiser, more powerful and just better than any titled human (v 17-21)

  • Basically, God is control of everything (v 22-25)

What I love here is that for all of Job's previous lamenting and accusing, he knew who and what God was. When you are anchored in that knowledge, even in the deepest of sorrows or struggles, you eventually find your way back to the only One who can comfort your soul.


There are so many scripture verses that testify to what Job said. I'm not going to go into them. Instead, I am going to list just a few of them. I think this is a time where we each need to read and digest for ourselves. Feel free to leave comments on what you learned or reaffirmed. And if you want to add to the list of scriptures, I won't be mad at all :)


2 Chronicles 20:6

Psalm 68:34-35

Psalm 16:7-8

Psalm 33:11

Psalm 147:2-5

Proverbs 2:6-8

Proverbs 3:19-20

Jeremiah 10:12-13

Romans 1:20

Colossians 2:2

Hebrews 1:3

2 Peter 1:3

Jude 24-25

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