Bible: Ecclesiastes 7:11-14

Wisdom Can Lengthen One’s Life

7:11 Wisdom, like 1  an inheritance, is a good thing;

it benefits those who see the light of day. 2 

7:12 For wisdom provides 3  protection, 4 

just as 5  money provides protection. 6 

But the advantage of knowledge is this:

Wisdom preserves the life 7  of its owner.

Wisdom Acknowledges God’s Orchestration of Life

7:13 Consider the work of God:

For who can make straight what he has bent?

7:14 In times of prosperity 8  be joyful,

but in times of adversity 9  consider this:

God has made one as well as the other, 10 

so that no one can discover what the future holds. 11 

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