April 1, 2021

The Vanity of Living Wisely

Solomon delivers another harrowing reality in our Ecclesiastes today, after he has decided to splurge on fast living through alcohol and multiple wives, Solomon now takes a more sensible route, or so he thinks.  Now Solomon tries living reasonably and wisely 

Ecc 2:12  So I decided to compare wisdom with foolishness and madness (for who can do this better than I, the king?).

Ecc 2:13  I thought, “Wisdom is better than foolishness, just as light is better than darkness.

Ecc 2:14  For the wise can see where they are going, but fools walk in the dark.” Yet I saw that the wise and the foolish share the same fate.

The wise and the foolish head to the same grave.  Just like a rich man’s grave is the same size as someone who is poor.  As they say the two inevitabilities in life are death and taxes.  On the other hand, while we can’t beat death, Jesus did when He rose on the 3rd day!  Let us not forget that as we get closer to the 3-day weekend.  

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