At first this seems like random meanderings about the substance and the depths of the earth, but then Job comes out with the reason for this entire chapter. It takes us all the way to vs.12 when he asks the question: “Where shall wisdom be found?” It is interesting to speak about this word wisdom.
Job describes it as a thing which is absolutely impossible to capture by humans, or animals, or anything on the face of this earth. The value of wisdom is extolled in this entire chapter and its elusiveness is described in detail. The question which will soon be answered in vs.20 states: where does wisdom come from? That is the question that will be answered from verses 23-28.
Just like every good children’s sermon we read that God understands all things and has placed wisdom upon the face of this earth. God knows from where wisdom originates and where it finds its home. God established it and tells us, according to vs.28: the fear of the Lord is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. When we live according to that which God directs us to live, then we are also discovering wisdom.