Solomon started his adventure to find out what really mattered in Life. Since God ased him what he wanted as a young King–He replied he wanted Wisdom. It seemed logical. But, what Solomon found is that simply knowing everything was not that big of a deal. In fact, the old saying that ignorance is bliss soon captured his imagination.
Solomon found that the more aware of the world on e is the sadder it became. The world is full of folly. In addition, the more we learn of life, the ore we are able to see behind the curtain, the more we see how broken we are. Solomon grieved at the state of men and himself. Simply knowing the answers was no comfort.
For us, it is not knowing everything that is the comfort, it is knowing God. We can be a walking Google search, but still be empty. That is the comfort in the study of wisdom…its not what you know, it is who you know. Jesus said it best…”Seek first the Kingdom of Gd and his righteousness, and all thses things will be added to you. Matt 6:33
God Bless You
I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13 I applied my mind to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under the heavens. What a heavy burden God has laid on mankind! 14 I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
15 What is crooked cannot be straightened;
what is lacking cannot be counted.
16 I said to myself, “Look, I have increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge.” 17 Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind.
18 For with much wisdom comes much sorrow;
the more knowledge, the more grief.