The writer of Ecclesiastes (likely Solomon) reveals truths about The Fool.
Solomon is lamenting the vanity of life…from his perspective at that time…whatcha get for pursuing women rather than God.
Give heed to the truths of The Fool.
The wise man's eyes are in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. And yet I know that one fate befalls them both.
Then I said to myself, “As is the fate of the fool, it will also befall me. Why then have I been extremely wise?” So I said to myself, “This too is vanity.”
For there is no lasting remembrance of the wise man as with the fool, inasmuch as in the coming days all will be forgotten. And how the wise man and the fool alike die!
And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the fruit of my labor for which I have labored by acting wisely under the sun. This too is vanity.
The fool folds his hands and consumes his own flesh.
- walks in darkness
- a fate…not good…awaits
- will die
- will have a lasting remembrance…a negative one
- folds his hands…lazy…thereby his flesh is consumed…he waste away
- eyes are in his head…he sees…he uses what the Lord provided
- wisdom of itself is not the goal…is vanity
- no lasting remembrance of wise man…for the sake of wisdom
- will die
Both The Fool and The Wise will die…should the Lord continue to tarry.
Walk the way of The Wise.