Where Does Wisdom Come From? .. where do I find understanding?
When you consider the thought of finding gems of wisdom, pearls of great price, or mining out some precious emeralds, diamonds, rubies or sapphires - remember that God is very specific about true WISDOM ..
Our happiness and effectiveness as moms, dads, brothers, or sisters - depend upon the kinds of thoughts we think. It is impossible to be kind if we constantly are thinking unkind thoughts. One of the wisest men who ever lived from what I can find and read is JOB who finally said to The Lord:
2 “I know that you can do anything.
No one can keep you from doing what you plan to do.
3 You asked me, ‘Who do you think you are to disagree with my plans?
You do not know what you are talking about.’
I spoke about things I didn’t completely understand.
I talked about things that were too wonderful for me to know.
Our minds are like the earth, after all , were we all not "formed" from the dust ? .. so our minds are like the earth which hides it's most valuable riches. If we plant thoughts of fear, unkindness, anger - as if seeds - we will harvest the fruit of those seeds. Fill your mind with resentment, and resentment attitudes will begin to sprout - then grow and emerge into a big ugly tree!
However, what if you were to dig deep, blast away at the "old you" .. mine deep down to where you know the hidden gems are .. THEN WHAT? You can you find happiness-inducing thoughts, thoughts of real Godly Wisdom, whatever the condition of your mind - the Thought Conditioners contained on this site will keep you going in power and love - they will help you to displace unhealthy dirt (thoughts) and create a mine shaft to truth and wisdom - Displacement is the only way to get the trash of thought - out of your mind.
This means, simply, that if you take a shovel and pick of spiritual thoughts and words - dig down deep into your own mind - as if from your conscious to your subconscious levels - by a process of spiritual mining and digging - you will find spiritual power, spiritual and Godly Wisdom and God's will can begin to operate your mine - Every great and valuable gem, sapphire, ruby of wisdom, diamond of light, gold and silver findings of this life, the ones that matter - shall be granted to you, as promised in God's Word:
2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIRV)
20 God has made a great many promises. They are all “Yes” because of what Christ has done. So through Christ we say “Amen.” We want God to receive glory.
Today let's consider what Job 28 says about the "Truth of God's Wisdom" .. Mining .. and the reality of God's Truth ..
28 “There are mines where silver is found. There are places where gold is purified. 2 Iron is taken out of the earth. Copper is melted down from ore. 3 A miner lights up the darkness. He searches for ore in the deepest pits. He looks for it in the blackest darkness. 4 Far from where people live he cuts a tunnel. He does it in places where others don’t go. Far away from people he swings back and forth on ropes. 5 Food grows on the surface of the earth. But far below, the earth is changed as if by fire. 6 Sapphires are taken from its rocks. Its dust contains nuggets of gold. 7 No bird knows the miner’s hidden path. No falcon’s eye has seen it. 8 Proud animals don’t walk on it. Lions don’t prowl there. 9 The miner attacks the hardest rock. His strong hands uncover the base of the mountains. 10 He tunnels through the rock. His eyes see all of its treasures. 11 He searches the places where the rivers begin. He brings hidden things out into the light.