Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity.
So I perceived there is nothing better than for people to enjoy their work, because that is their reward; for who can show them what the future holds?
1 Kings 12:14
and followed the advice of the younger ones. He said, "My father imposed heavy demands on you; I will make them even heavier. My father punished you with ordinary whips; I will punish you with whips that really sting your flesh."
1 Kings 14:25
In King Rehoboam's fifth year, King Shishak of Egypt attacked Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 10:13
The king responded to the people harshly. He rejected the advice of the older men
2 Chronicles 12:9
King Shishak of Egypt attacked Jerusalem and took away the treasures of the Lord's temple and of the royal palace; he took everything, including the gold shields that Solomon had made.
This is what I also observed about wisdom on earth, and it is a great burden to me:
The master commended the dishonest manager because he acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their contemporaries than the people of light.
All generous giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or the slightest hint of change.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical.
A foolish child is a grief to his father, and bitterness to the mother who bore him.
"Futile! Futile!" laments the Teacher, "Absolutely futile! Everything is futile!"
A mongrel people will live in Ashdod, for I will greatly humiliate the Philistines.