WISDOM
                                                  Ecclesiastes 7:11-29 (508)

    Introduction
        A.  Since Solomon was the wisest person, except for Jesus, to ever live, let’s learn from
              what he has written about wisdom.

   I.  The value of wisdom from God.  Vv11-12

        A.  Wisdom is:

              1.  An inheritance (vv11-12): _____________________________________

              2.  A defense (c12): ________________________________________

  II.  Consider the works of God.  Vv13-14

        A.  We must learn that God is in control and respond to conditions and circumstances as
               best we can.

  III.  Observations and admonitions from Solomon.  Vv15-18

         A.  What seemed to be unjust.  V15

         B.  Self righteousness.  V16; Luke 18_10-14 (770)

         C.  Foolishness  v17

         D.  Those who fear God will ‘come out on top.” V18

  IV.  Other benefits from true wisdom.  Vv19-22

         A.  Strength (v19) etc.

   V.  The folly of human wisdom.  Vv23-29

         A.  Solomon put wisdom to the test (vv23-25) and found that it was far away.
             
         B.  “A woman more bitter than death”  (Probably a personification of human wisdom) 
               See Proverbs 1:20-33 (486)

         C.  Humans fell away from God through their own doing.  V29

  Conclusion:  When we consider the conditions and circumstances of humans, we should realize
                       the need for wisdom from God.