Does Wisdom Really Matter?

Ecclesiastes 1:16-18; 2:12-17

Wisdom is defined as skill in living or navigating through life. Proverbs heartily affirms our need for it, but the writer of Ecclesiastes forces us to ask, “If both wise and foolish die, does it really matter whether we live wisely?” He readily points out both the benefits and the limitations of wisdom as he questions the necessity of wisdom.