Ecclesiastes 8

Who is wise? Not You!

People think they are wise, but they aren’t.  Only God is wise and we should follow Him.

5 Whoever obeys his command will come to no harm,

and the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure.
6 For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter,
though a person may be weighed down by misery.

7 Since no one knows the future,
who can tell someone else what is to come?
8 As no one has power over the wind to contain it,
so[a] no one has power over the time of their death.
As no one is discharged in time of war,
so wickedness will not release those who practice it.

So overall no one really knows whats going on.  Even if they say they do.  Nothing can really be understood.  And when we try we will fail.  Instead we should turn to God for wisdom and seek Him.

16 When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to observe the labor that is done on earth—people getting no sleep day or night— 17 then I saw all that God has done. No one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all their efforts to search it out, no one can discover its meaning. Even if the wise claim they know, they cannot really comprehend it.

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