Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.
Considered in my heart
So I decided to discern the benefit of wisdom and knowledge over foolish behavior and ideas; however, I concluded that even this endeavor is like trying to chase the wind!
I tried to understand, examine, and comprehend the role of wisdom in the scheme of things, and to understand the stupidity of wickedness and the insanity of folly.
When I tried to gain wisdom and to observe the activity on earth -- even though it prevents anyone from sleeping day or night --
Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also taught knowledge to the people; he carefully evaluated and arranged many proverbs.
Here is another enigma that occurs on earth: Sometimes there are righteous people who get what the wicked deserve, and sometimes there are wicked people who get what the righteous deserve. I said, "This also is an enigma."
Surely he loves the people; all your holy ones are in your power. And they sit at your feet, each receiving your words.
1 Samuel 2:9
He watches over his holy ones, but the wicked are made speechless in the darkness, for it is not by one's own strength that one prevails.
2 Samuel 15:25
Then the king said to Zadok, "Take the ark of God back to the city. If I find favor in the Lord's sight he will bring me back and enable me to see both it and his dwelling place again.
"But as for me, I would seek God, and to God I would set forth my case.
You have taken notice, for you always see one who inflicts pain and suffering. The unfortunate victim entrusts his cause to you; you deliver the fatherless.
Into your hand I entrust my life; you will rescue me, O Lord, the faithful God.
Commit your future to the Lord! Trust in him, and he will act on your behalf.
Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
O Lord, you make us secure, for even all we have accomplished, you have done for us.
Listen to me, you coastlands! Pay attention, you people who live far away! The Lord summoned me from birth; he commissioned me when my mother brought me into the world.
I, the Lord, hereby promise to make you as strong as a fortified city, an iron pillar, and a bronze wall. You will be able to stand up against all who live in the land, including the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and all the people of the land.
My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
1 Corinthians 3:5
What is Apollos, really? Or what is Paul? Servants through whom you came to believe, and each of us in the ministry the Lord gave us.
2 Timothy 1:12
Because of this, in fact, I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, because I know the one in whom my faith is set and I am convinced that he is able to protect what has been entrusted to me until that day.
1 Peter 1:5
who by God's power are protected through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
During the days of my fleeting life I have seen both of these things: Sometimes a righteous person dies prematurely in spite of his righteousness, and sometimes a wicked person lives long in spite of his evil deeds.
For I envied those who are proud, as I observed the prosperity of the wicked.
So now we consider the arrogant to be happy; indeed, those who practice evil are successful. In fact, those who challenge God escape!'"