Wisdom. This one word describes the theme of the second half of Solomon’s memoirs in the book of Ecclesiastes. The terms wise and wisdom appear more than 30 times in the last six chapters, and the concept is interwoven through most of the paragraphs,sometimes in a subtle manner, other times boldly. The book of Ecclesiastes teaches some of the benefits that come our way when we operate our lives according to wisdom: balance, strength, and insight.
In this exposition, we’ll see these benefits personified in the life of “the wise man,” portrayed by Solomon in Ecclesiastes 8:1–9. Obviously, this individual is in command, having authority over others. Hence, we can apply the passage to today’s CEO or anyone who exercises authority over others.
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