The Futility of Seeking Wisdom

I, the Teacher, when king over Israel in Jerusalem, applied my mind to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven; it is an unhappy business that God has given to human beings to be busy with. I saw all the deeds that are done under the sun; and see, all is vanity and a chasing after wind.

What is crooked cannot be made straight,
and what is lacking cannot be counted.

I said to myself, ‘I have acquired great wisdom, surpassing all who were over Jerusalem before me; and my mind has had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.’ And I applied my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is but a chasing after wind.

For in much wisdom is much vexation,
and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow.

-Ecclesiastes 1:12-18

I am constantly confronted with passages from the bible that I either haven’t heard before or haven’t listened to before.  These are very different statements that often mean the same thing.  The above is one I know I have heard but I am not sure I was listening.  I mean this is some profound s#*t people.  Who knew 🙂

Ecclesiastes

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