There was ancient man named King Solomon, who said, ‘ Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.’
Job must have known that the man made from the dust of the earth, dust that means ‘something of no worth and who is confused’ would not be able to know how or where to look for his understanding.
So Job ends up answering his own question when he tells man that ‘wisdom and understanding… it is not’ ...Job said…’it is not found in the land of the living.’
What was Job talking about? Did he believe there was some other land? Some other world where there were no living human beings? He must have, or why would he say such a thing as’ wisdom and understanding are not found in the land of the living?’
Is there some other world? Some sort of dimension that we do not know about but Job did? Just where is the place that Job was referring to?
Great. So if we are not to find ‘wisdom and understanding’ in the ‘land of the living, our world, where then?
Well maybe if we do some good investigating, then maybe we can find out where and how to get our wisdom and our understanding.
Maybe we should ask our Preacher, our Priest, or whoever teaches us, or maybe look in some books, to see if they can tell us where to find our wisdom and understanding?
Job said, ‘… man is of yesterday and he knows nothing’.
Man knows, ‘nothing.‘ So there would be no point in going to him for’ wisdom and understanding.’
Job believed we and our world are nothing but ‘shadows.’ Existing in ‘areas that do not really exist.’ Is that why he told us do not go to man… because man is not a real thing…he only exist as a ‘shadow image’… in his dream realm? Dream, because Adam has yet to awaken. At least the Bible never said he did.
Job told us exactly where we could find our ‘wisdom and our understanding,’ He said ‘ there is a Spirit in man…‘ A ‘spirit’ is, ‘ an intelligent animating force possessing the only real power and authority.’ According to the dictionary.
Job said it was the ‘inspiration,’ which means the ‘arousal’ of this ‘intelligent living force which gives us wisdom and understanding.’ And ‘arousal…’ now get this…‘arousal’ means’ awakening from sleep and having conscious activity of this inner intelligence.’
As man sleeps, he dreams. Dreams consist of a’ series of mental images in thought during sleep.’ The sleeping man is living hisfrom his dreams. Is that what Job means?
No the ‘land of the living’ is not the place to find our ‘wisdom and understanding’. Because...Looking at the word living, we see one of the meanings is, lifelike. Not real living, but lifelike.
Job was right wisdom and understanding cannot be found in a lifelike world. Job must have known this and that is why he warned man to’ get wisdom and understanding ‘so that he could wake up from his self induced dream and experience reality that can only be found within the inner VOID…of Consciousness and not in some kind lifelike world of his dreams.