Scripture: And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. (Job 28:28).
Devotional: There is a two-fold wisdom; one hid in God, which is secret, and belongs not to us; the other made known by him, and revealed to man. One day's events, and one man's affairs, have such reference to, and so hang one upon another, that He only, to whom all is open, and who sees the whole at one view, can rightly judge of every part. But the knowledge of God's revealed will is within our reach, and will do us good. Let man look upon this as his wisdom: To fear the Lord, and to depart from evil. Let him learn that, and he is learned enough. Where is this wisdom to be found? The treasures of it are hid in Christ, revealed by the word, received by faith, through the Holy Ghost. It will not feed pride or vanity, or amuse our vain curiosity. It teaches and encourages sinners to fear the Lord, and to depart from evil, in the exercise of repentance and faith, without desiring to solve all difficulties about the events of this life. (Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary).
Prayer: Heavenly Father we place our trust in you and you alone. May we seek to gain wisdom that comes from your word that we might come to fear the Lord and depart from evil. We come to you for the wisdom to make wise decisions one day at a time. Help us to be obedient to your word and leave the consequences to you. We ask this in the precious name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.