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Wisdom the Multifaceted Tool With an Until Death Warranty The son of David king of Jerusalem wrote the book Koheles The book has an overall feeling of life and everything attached to it is futile and nothingness prevails It is easier for one to understand that material gain is futile for it can be taken away in an instant Wisdom on the other hand is a rare and powerful commodity that serves one well if used How can wisdom also be vexation and the more one increases their knowledge the more they increase pain Chapter 1verse 18 There are many difficulties understanding exactly in which light Koheles sees wisdom For after chapter 1 verse 18 comes along chapter 2 verse 14 and states the wise man his eyes are in his head but the fool walks in darkness This would seem to be saying that wisdom is important to living a good life For walking in darkness doesnt sound like a lot of fun to me One would probably bang into things left and right Such as greed or jealousy not very endearing traits Though later in the same verse it says that the same fate befalls both of them Meaning in the end all is futile because everyone in the end will die This is a very depressing thought Koheles also thinks this is a depressing thought for he then goes on to write in chapter 2 verse 15 since the fate of the fool will also be my fate why do I seek to become wiser It seems that when speaking about being in the service of G-d Koheles annotates that wisdom is good and needed In chapter 4 verse 17 it says Guard your foot when you go to the house of G-d come near and listen rather than offer sacrifices like the fools for they do not know that they do evil This verse is saying that the fool
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