Not only was Solomon given the wisdom of God, but he’s been around the track. He’s street wise. He knows a lot about life.
So he shows us that God’s wisdom is not only theological, but it’s also practical. Common sense wisdom about how God made life to work.
Now some people just have no common sense. They don’t use the brain God’s given them.
Ken Barger of Newton, NC accidentally shot himself to death, when, awakening to the sound of a ringing telephone beside his bed, he reached for the phone but grabbed instead a Smith & Wesson .38 Special, which discharged when he drew it to his ear.
In Houston a 19 year old man decided he would play Russian roulette in front of his friends. The only problem was he used a semi-automatic Glock that loads automatically. So unlike a revolver, his chance of winning was zero.
Maybe you’ve known people who work hard, but don’t use common sense?
In December of 2009, a Russian chemistry student who had a habit of dipping his chewing gum in citric acid crystals as he worked to add flavor, apparently dunked his gum in an unidentified chemical. A loud pop was heard coming from his room. The lower part of his face was blown off.
This morning we’re going see that regardless of how much wisdom you have or don’t have—in Ecclesiastes 10, Solomon gives specific ways we can sharpen our wisdom