"Where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding? Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living… God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof… and unto man He said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding" (Job 28:12-28). "Mary… sat at Jesus' feet, and heard His Word… Jesus answered… One thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her" (Luke 10:39-42).
When searching for wisdom's true source,
We know where it CANNOT be found:
It's higher than mortals, of course!
In Christ wisdom's treasures abound.
The fear of the Lord is the path
That leads us to wisdom's true place,
For thereby we flee from God's wrath
And rest in His marvelous grace.
Our Lord's illustration was sweet
Regarding the wisdom we need:
Like Mary, we sit at His feet
To hear Him in Scriptures we read.
In You, Lord, we find the location
Where wisdom at last is revealed
That offers to all Your salvation
Whereby we forever are healed.