When Wisdom Turns Rancid

Solomon’s series of proverbs in Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20 instructs readers that our fallen practice of wisdom can often turn rancid. As sinners, our attempts to apply wisdom will often turn sour. This text reminds us of the deficiencies of our wisdom and the destruction of foolishness. These truths remind us of our constant need for the Gospel of grace in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Delighting Before Death

This passage instructs Christians that our beliefs should not be based on emotions, but on truth. Our beliefs matter because they shape the way we approach and live life. This passage teaches us four beliefs that shape the Christian life into a God-centered, God-glorifying, and God-satisfying life.

The Danger of Indifference

The passage teaches us five truths to embrace when we struggle with spiritual indifference or complacency. These truths encourage us to renew our love and devotion to Christ. We need to pursue spiritual devotion to God because an indifferent faith is a false faith. A complacent faith is not the mark of a true believer.