And He Said to Man
And he said to man, "Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding" (Job 28:28).
He has told us what wisdom and understanding are. Fear God and turn away from evil. We are to revere God and avoid sin and like Job, leave the unanswered questions to him in trusting submission. Psalm 111:10 states: the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding.
All we can do is trust and obey for there is no other way. Like Job, we may never know the reasons for life's sufferings. However, when our trust is in the Lord that is wisdom.
Lord, I come to you with a humble heart. Even though I may not know why so much suffering need be, my trust is in you. I ask that you search my heart and forgive me of my sin so that I do not sin against you. Thank you for Scriptures such as these. They are health to my very soul. Thank you for Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. It is Jesus name I pray, amen.