ECCLESIASTES SERIES

 

Ecclesiastes 7:7-19

THINKING ABOUT WISDOM

 (Lesson #8 in the Series on Ecclesiastes)

 

Although Solomon is giving us a view of life "under the sun" and is

convinced that "all is vanity", we still see glimpses of the wisdom that God

had given Solomon.

 

POSITIVE THOUGHTS ABOUT WISDOM - VSS. 11-14

1. Wisdom is more valuable than money. Vss. 11-12

2. Wisdom realizes that God is sovereign. Vs. 13

3. Wisdom stays under control in all situations. Vs. 14

 

PERCEPTIVE THOUGHTS ABOUT WISDOM Vss. 15-22, 25-26

1. God does not reward the way we think He should. Vs. 15

2. One should not be self-righteous or self-absorbed in wisdom. Vs. 16

3. One should not use his sinful nature as an excuse, but should fear God.

Vss. 17-18

4. Wisdom is more valuable than strength. Vss. 19-20

5. Don't try to hear every word spoken about you. Vss. 21-22

6. A seductive woman should be avoided. Vss. 25-26

 

PERPLEXING THOUGHTS ABOUT WISDOM - Vss. 23-24, 27-29

1. Not one of us is wise enough. - Vss. 23-24

2. The number of wise people is limited. - Vss. 27-28

3. Man ends up doing his own thing, going his own way. - Vs. 29

 

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