All this I tested by wisdom and I said,
“I am determined to be wise”—
but this was beyond me.
Whatever exists is far off and most profound—
who can discover it?
The value of wisdom is that we can search out everything that goes on around us, and draw conclusions about them; this is the Teacher’s quest. The Teacher will tell us of his search for wisdom in these last verses of chapter 7, and in this discussion, he reveals some interesting things, but not quite what we might expect. In the first 2 verses, he tells of the difficulty of the search and how it seemed to evade him. Verse 25 seems to be his goal:
Source: The Value of Wisdom
- The Life Project. 2016. The Value of Wisdom | The Life Project. [ONLINE] Available at: https://lifereference.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/the-value-of-wisdom-2/. [Accessed 31 October 2016].