Wisdom (7)

In chapter 7 of Ecclesiastes, the writer includes a list of wise teachings. These teachings are very similar to those written by King Solomon in the book of Proverbs. Some of these wise teachings are about a good reputation, going to a funeral, sorrow and laughter, and criticism. These wise teachings are good for us to follow today, too.

Another thing the writer mentions is bribery. Bribery may seem to be an easy way to get something done. But it is dishonest and makes people act foolish and stupid. Ecclesiastes 7:8 reminds us that when we start something, it is important for us to finish it. “It is better to finish something than to start it. It is better to be gentle and patient.”

The writer gives more wise advice about being angry. He says that we should not become angry quickly. Why? Because being angry is foolish.

I am sure that you want to be a wise person. So it is important to pay attention to wise teaching. The best place to find wise teaching is in God’s Word, the Bible. Read and study the Bible and apply its wisdom to your daily life.