The writer compares wisdom and folly.
- Listening – It is good to hear the rebuke of the wise (7:5). Yet we should not take to heart all that people say of us (7:21-22). When has a rebuke been helpful to you? What has a criticism hurt you? What is the difference between the two? How do you need to apply these verses today?
- Sin – God created us upright, but we have left wisdom to chase after many schemes (7:29). There are none who always do good and never sin (7:20). How do you see these truths in your life? Are you daily looking to Jesus for forgiveness?