August 8, 2021

Live Wisely

Anthony Gammage – Ecclesiastes 10

Sermon Quotes

Ecclesiastes 9:17–18
[17] The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools. [18] Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.

Proverbs 1:7
[7] The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 2:6
[6] For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

James 1:5
[5] If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

2 Timothy 3:15–17
[15] and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. [16] All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, [17] that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Proverbs 2:5-9
[5] then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God….[7] he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, [8] guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints.[9] Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path;

Ecclesiastes 10:1-3
[1] Dead flies make the perfumer’s ointment give off a stench; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.[2] A wise man’s heart inclines him to the right, but a fool’s heart to the left.[3] Even when the fool walks on the road, he lacks sense, and he says to everyone that he is a fool.

Ecclesiastes 10:4-5
[4] If the anger of the ruler rises against you, do not leave your place, for calmness will lay great offenses to rest. [5] There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were an error proceeding from the ruler

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14
[12] The words of a wise man’s mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him. [13] The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness, and the end of his talk is evil madness. [14] A fool multiplies words, though no man knows what is to be, and who can tell him what will be after him? [15] The toil of a fool wearies him, for he does not know the way to the city.

Matthew 12:34–35
[34] You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. [35] The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.

Ecclesiastes 10:16-20
[16] Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child, and your princes feast in the morning![17] Happy are you, O land, when your king is the son of the nobility, and your princes feast at the proper time, for strength, and not for drunkenness![18] Through sloth the roof sinks in, and through indolence the house leaks.[19] Bread is made for laughter, and wine gladdens life, and money answers everything.[20] Even in your thoughts, do not curse the king, nor in your bedroom curse the rich, for a bird of the air will carry your voice, or some winged creature tell the matter.

1 Corinthians 1:18, 30
[18] For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. [30] And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption…