The whole Bible could be called the Book of Wisdom, but there are actually a few books within it that are commonly referred to as “the Wisdom Books.” And while they are often thought of as the most accessible books in the Old Testament because they don’t deal with wild history or include a bunch of unfamiliar names, they still offer profound, and sometimes challenging, ideas about what it means to follow God with our hearts and minds.
What’s the difference between knowledge and wisdom?
“Wisdom is the timely application of knowledge.” An example: Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not using it in a fruit salad.
Read: Choose some random verses from proverbs. What do you learn about life and/or God through these teachings? Are they beneficial?
Read: Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 Does this sound like wisdom? What is wise about this passage? Or perhaps it isn’t very wise?
Open/Watch: Open to Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and read along while listening to the song, “Turn, Turn, Turn” by The Byrds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4qINY8KYpM