For in much wisdom is much grief,
And he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.
Solomon set his heart on knowledge and wisdom. Indeed, he is hailed as the wisest of all time but ends with calling both grief and sorrowful.
I always thought wisdom and knowledge a good thing and they are.
However, knowledge is useless if no one learns from it and wisdom has no purpose if no one heeds it.
Imagine Solomon having this great knowledge and wisdom but there was no one really equal to him in intellect.
As a minister, I have times when some people look at me like a deer in the headlights. It’s like I’m talking over their head but to me, it seems simple and easy to understand.
Probably every school and college teacher sees that look.
I can believe this happened to Solomon from time to time.
Let’s not forget Jesus, Who told the disciples to beware of the leaven of the Pharisee’s. The disciples thought He spoke of bread.
So He said to them, “How is it you do not understand?” Mark 8:21
All that knowledge and the disciples struggled to understand.
Do not let the wisdom and knowledge of God’s word waste away.
Read it, learn it, and teach it to others!
One of my favorite verses about wisdom is Job 28:28. “And unto man He said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.” Great post 🙂