The Limits of Worldly Wisdom

Since we live in a broken world that doesn’t make sense and is filled with sorrow and foolishness, we must fear God, trust in Jesus, and follow him.

1. Wisdom cannot change reality (v.12-15).

“Some things in life are crooked—not in the sense that they involve criminal or immoral activity, but in the sense that they are so bent out of shape that they resist all our efforts to straighten them out again. There are many things in life that we wish we could straighten out but cannot, any more than we can mend a crumpled fender.” —Phillip Ryken

“It is God who has prescribed the frustrations we find in life.” —Derek Kidner

2. Wisdom can increase sorrow (v.16-18).