Ecclesiastes 7:11-29 (508)
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.