Wisdom in the Inward Parts

Who has put wisdom in the inward parts or given understanding to the mind? Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens, when the dust runs into a mass and the clods stick fast together?
Job 38:36–38
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Wisdom in the Inward Parts
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” These words from Shakespeare were a few thousand years too late for Job to ponder but would have served Him well. Job does not possess wisdom in his inward parts as God counts wisdom. Job is not able to make the clouds release water or number them. Only God can do such marvelous things. Because only God truly possesses wisdom.  We as humans are only wise when we understand that we are not God. Any wisdom we might gain comes from knowing Him.  “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6). And where our wisdom and understanding are lacking, we are to turn to God and ask Him for help. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him” (James 1:5). And what we are given is the knowledge through faith to know that Christ Jesus is our Savior and that He has done everything for us. It is in Him that we find true wisdom. As we look to the cross, we see the wisdom of God in reconciling us sinners to Himself. “But we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles” (1 Corinthians 1:23). What the world counts as foolishness and loss we know to be wisdom and gain.    
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