As Solomon sheds light on how inconsistent life often seems to be, we might feel like it is pointless to exercise wisdom at all. But even given the fact that wisdom is not always rewarded in the here and now, Solomon shows us why it is still the best way to live.
One of the consistent messages of Old Testament wisdom literature is that we are not as wise as God, that we do not have the capacity to be as wise as God, that we cannot know all the answers. This week we examine if this message is something that should bring us frustration or comfort.
Chapter two ends with the bleak observation that all people, regardless of their wealth, status, accomplishments, or wisdom will pass from this life. While this notion causes hardship for Solomon, it helps to reveal what is important for us as we live this life.