I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in
I devoted myself to study and to explore by wisdom
all that is done under heaven.
What a heavy burden God
has laid on men!
I have seen all the things that are done under the
sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after
What is twisted cannot be straightened;
what is lacking cannot be
I thought to myself, "Look, I have grown and
increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled
over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much
of wisdom and knowledge."
Then I applied myself to the understanding of
wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I
learned that this, too, is a chasing after the
For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more
knowledge, the more grief.
is the Word of the Lord ... It is meant to change
the way that we think, and the way that we live.
by Bob Pardue
Solomon mean when He Basically Says; More Wisdom
equals More Grief?
Solomon is considered by most
scholars to be the wisest man in the Bible. He
devoted much of his life in study and learning but
it seems the more Solomon learns about life, the
more sorrow and pain he sees.
A big part of becoming wise
(human wisdom) is gained by experiencing life
whether it's good or bad. And, believe me, there
are going to be bumps and rattles along the way!
You and I learn many times
from our own mistakes which are often very painful
and remain with us all the days of our
lives. This is the
elusive human wisdom Solomon speaks of.
From Where does Wisdom
If we seek wisdom on our own,
without God, we exaggerate the problems we have by
seeing them more deeply. God
has all the wisdom and the eternal perspective that
we can never achieve.
How to Become
Seek wisdom from God by
asking Him for advice in every challenge you face
in life. You will be amazed at how much God
Love in Christ
If you have never made the
commitment to receive the love and life-changing
experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to
John 3:16 for more
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Verses for study about the wisdom of Solomon
are from Life Application Study Bible: New