“‘But where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?’ …. ‘Where then does wisdom come from? And where is the place of understanding?’ …. ‘God understands the way to it, and he knows its place.’ …. ‘And he said to humankind, “Truly, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.” ’” Job 28:12,20,23,28
“Truly, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.” To worship God is wise. God calls me/us to worship Him, to love him first and most. While we are to love others and ourselves as God loves us, we are to worship God only. Doing so is wise and separates one from evil. Evil is the absence of the presence of God. Loving God keeps us in relationship with God; worshiping God is that relationship in proper perspective. To worship is to be in God’s presence. In God’s presence, lifting God high, I/we are in proper relationship. The added benefit of being in God’s presence is separation from evil. Separated from evil is the ultimate departure from evil – oh that it may always be so in every moment of my/our lives! In God’s presence we are traveling with Him, walking hand in hand to the place of understanding – God’s wisdom, not our own. God created, God set the order, God writes the standards for our lives. With God, in God’s presence one must be holy/righteous – the ultimate fear of the Lord.