Job describes man’s ability to search and find gold and silver, even if they have to move mountains. They do it! They find jewels and gems even when their buried in the bottoms of mountains. They do it! They find it! The one thing man can’t find, Job laments, is wisdom. He says, “But where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?  Man does not know its worth, and it is not found in the land of the living.”

There has always been a search for wisdom and it’s as elusive as the famous butterfly. Even the wisest man in the world gave up hope in finding wisdom.  The author of Ecclesiastes acknowledges the futility of searching for wisdom by purely human means. When he makes the attempt, he finds only vexation and sorrow. He says, “however much man may toil in seeking, he will not find it out.” Job is confirming that.

 Martyn Lloyd Jones explained well how that search has never ended. “This great quest for wisdom is still going on and yet the apostle reminds us…that what the world with all its genius and brilliance cannot achieve, and cannot succeed in doing, is already in the possession of the Christian. The Christian is a wise man. He has found the wisdom that the world is looking for. He is not seeking any longer, he has found it—it has come to him.”

 Paul explained this in 1 Corinthians. He says, “For indeed Jews ask for signs, and Greeks search for wisdom.” The Christian doesn’t search for “power” nor does he search for “wisdom.” He already has both.  Paul goes on to say that us Christians, instead, “…preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block, and to Gentiles foolishness, but … Christ is both the power of God and the wisdom of God.”