Human efforts: Ecclesiastes 8.16-17 VOTD

“When I tried to gain wisdom
and to observe the activity on earth—
even though it prevents anyone from sleeping day or night—
then I discerned all that God has done:
No one really comprehends what happens on earth.
Despite all human efforts to discover it, no one can ever grasp it. Even if a wise person claimed that he understood,
he would not really comprehend it.”

Ecclesiastes 8.16-17

From a purely human perspective, things don’t make sense. As good as wisdom may be, man himself can’t figure it out.

What we need is God’s revelation to understand, Deut 29.29. Therein is true wisdom.

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