King Solomon said: “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 wind. For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief.”-Ecclesiastes 1:16-18 (NIV)
The more you know about the real world the more imperfection you see around you.
The more you observe the more evil becomes evident.
Solomon highlights two types of wisdom
1) human knowledge, reasoning, or philosophy and
2) the wisdom that comes from God.
King Solomon is talking about human knowledge that ignores God and highlights the problems we have without God’s eternal perspective and solutions.
Without God, deception exposes humankind and reveals this world as it truly is.
My prayer is that the Holy Spirit would shine the light of Jesus into the hearts of men and women so that they might see the difference between wisdom of futility, living for lesser, petty treasures and instead see the true wisdom, beauty, splendor and glory of Christ.
~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill