The test scores were in. I breathed a sigh of relief, told my son I was proud of him and went to bed.
The next day, I couldn’t resist. I told my boys, “Don’t ever let a test dictate what you can or can not accomplish.”
I was thankful my son did well, but what if he hadn’t? I don’t want my children to ever doubt what God can do through them.
Plus, I was speaking from experience. The experience of a not so great test taker. Tests can make us feel really smart, and believe the sky’s the limit, or really defeated and limited.
But the truth is, despite our test taking abilities, when it comes to spiritual wisdom, we all have equal access to the source!
In Job 28:12, Job asks “Where can wisdom be found? Where does understanding dwell?”
Sapphires may come from rocks, and gold from the dust of it…but what about wisdom?
Job 28:28 gives the answer. “The fear of the Lord- that is wisdom. And to shun evil is understanding.”
It’s not a, hide your cell phone, your boss is coming, kind of fear. It’s a healthy fear of God’s divine authority intertwined with an understanding of His greatness.
Even in the midst of suffering, Job knew God’s power was limitless.
“He (God) wraps up the waters in His clouds and yet the clouds do not burst under their weight.”
He concludes the chapter with the following statement. “These are but the outer fringe of His works; how faint the whisper of Him.”
In other words, “You ain’t seen nothing yet!”
Tests are important and passing them can take us far in life. We should always strive to do our best. But the wisdom that Job is talking about is a wisdom that will take us even farther.
So regardless of where you find yourself today…full of confidence or full of inadequacies…God’s wisdom is accessible to all!
Don’t ever doubt what God can do through you.
“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.”