Job 28:12-28 (TEV) 12 But where can wisdom be found? Where can we learn to understand? 13 Wisdom is not to be found among mortals; No one knows its true value. 14 The depths of the oceans and seas Say that wisdom is not found there. 15 It cannot be bought with silver or gold. 16 The finest gold and jewels cannot equal its value. 17 It is worth more than gold, than a gold vase or finest glass. 18 The value of wisdom is more than coral or crystal or rubies. 19 The finest topaz and the purest gold cannot compare with the value of wisdom. 20 Where, then, is the source of wisdom? Where can we learn to understand? 21 No living creature can see it, not even a bird in flight. 22 Even death and destruction admit they have heard only rumors. 23 God alone knows the way, knows the place where wisdom is found, 24 because he sees the ends of the earth, sees everything under the sky. 25 When God gave the wind its power and determined the size of the sea; 26 when God decided where the rain would fall, and the path that the thunderclouds travel; 27 it was then He saw wisdom and tested its worth— He gave it his approval. 28 God said to us humans, "To be wise, you must have reverence for the Lord. To understand, you must turn from evil."
Don't expect wisdom to come into your life like great chunks of rock on a conveyor belt. It isn't like that. It's not splashy and bold... nor is it dispensed like a prescription across a counter. Wisdom comes privately from God as a byproduct of right decisions, godly reactions, and the application of spiritual principles to daily circumstances. Wisdom comes... not from trying to do great things for God... but more from being faithful to the small, obscure tasks few people ever see.
Charles R. Swindoll (1934- )