Advantage of Wisdom

And I realized that there is an advantage to wisdom over folly, like the advantage of light over darkness. The wise man has eyes in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. Yet I also knew that one fate comes to them both. Ecclesiastes 2:13-14 HCSB

Wisdom is the subject of many books in the Bible. The book of Proverbs, written by Solomon, has numerous verses on wisdom. Proverbs 2:10-13 says, “Wisdom will enter your mind, and knowledge will delight your heart. Discretion will watch over you, and understanding will guard you, rescuing you from the way of evil – from the one who says perverse things, from those who abandon the right paths to walk in the ways of darkness.” This seems to reflect the same message found in Ecclesiastes.

After his search for meaning in life, Solomon came to realize that there was an advantage to wisdom over folly. A life of folly may provide immediate satisfaction and happiness but it will not bring any lasting purpose or meaning. Just like Solomon, one should seek wisdom from God. Wisdom will help one avoid the pits of sin and will guide one to make right decisions. As reflected in Ecclesiastes and Proverbs, gaining wisdom is like walking in light instead of darkness.

Challenge: The Bible is a great source for gaining wisdom. Avoid the folly our world has to offer and live a life that would be pleasing to God.

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