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Old Testament Overview - Wise Man Or Fool?

Wise man- Description

The wise man's attitude toward…

God: Fear – 1:7, 9:10, 15:33 (awe & concern about what will happen if one does

not honor Him and live according to His ways)

God's wisdom:
1. Seeks after it - 2:1-10*, 10:14, 15:14, 18:15
2. Prizes it - 4:8, 7:1-5, 8:10,11*, 10:23, 13:14, 14:6,33, 16:16*, 20:15, 22:17
3. Lives by it –

His own wisdom:

The wise:

The world:

Fools:

Labor:

Fool – Description

The Fool's Attitude toward…

God? Irreverent - Ecclesiastes 5:1-7
God's wisdom: 
1. Prefers simplicity (status quo) – 1:20-25, 8:36, 10:21, 13:10, 14:15, 17:24,

24:7*

2. Despises wisdom – 1:7, 15:21, 18:2*, 23:9, 26:9
3. Lives by foolishness –

His own wisdom:

The wise:

The world:

Labor

Wise man – Results

His Life:
Secure2:7,8, 11-16, 3:23
Peaceful 3:17*
Fulfilling – 3:13,18*, 4:13,22*, 9:6, 16:22*
Successful – 3:2, 14-16, 4:8,9, 8:18-21, 9:12, 11:14, 15:24*, 16:20,21, 24:3-6,

28:26

Long life – 3:2,16*
Persuasive – 12:18, 13:14*, 15:7, 16:22*,23*
Avoids the destructive – 6:24-26, 7:5
Growth in knowledge – 4:18*, 14:8,18
Growth in humility – 11:2, 15:33, 22:4
Makes father glad – 10:1*, 15:20
Receives honor – 15:33

His Relationship with God:
It grows – 2:5, 22:19

Fool - Results

His Life:
Poverty – 6:11, 11:29, 24:30-34*
Disgrace – 6:33, 26:1
Failure – 11:14*, 15:22, 16:18
Strife – 13:10*, 18:6*, 22:10*, 28:25
Pride – 18:12, 21:24, 30:12,13
Calamity and ruin – 1:26-33*, 5:12-14,22,23, 9:12, 10:14, 18:7, 19:29, 26:3,

29:1*

Grief to father and mother – 10:1, 15:20, 17:25*, 19:13

His relationship with God:
Chooses to not believe in God  - Psalm 14:1, 53:1
Blasphemes God  - Psalm 74:18
*Verses that most clearly and powerfully make this point

Old Testament Overview Studies

Old Testament Overview
Table of Contents
Old Testament Overview Outline
Old Testament Overview Genesis
Old Testament Overview Exodus to Deuteronomy
Old Testament Overview Furniture of the Tabernacle
Old Testament Overview Dress of Priests and High Priest
Old Testament Overview Dress of High Priest
Old Testament Overview Canaan: What Can it Teach Us?
Old Testament Overview Israel, God's Kingdom
Old Testament Overview Moses—Failure the Backdoor to Success
Old Testament Overview The Mosaic Covenant
Old Testament Overview The Ten Commandments
Old Testament Overview The Offerings
Old Testament Overview Uncleanness
Old Testament Overview The Priesthood
Old Testament Overview The Festivals
Old Testament Overview The Nazirite Vow
Old Testament Overview Joshua to Ruth
Old Testament Overview Prophecies of the Redeemer—Genesis to Ruth
Old Testament Overview I and II Samuel
Old Testament Overview Saul and David Compared
Old Testament Overview Jonathan and David Compared
Old Testament Overview The Davidic Covenant
Old Testament Overview I And II Kings
Old Testament Overview Israel's and Judah's Kings
Old Testament Overview Divided Kings who Divided
Old Testament Overview Criticisms of God's Actions in the Old Testament
Old Testament Overview Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther
Old Testament Overview Ruth and Esther Compared
Old Testament Overview Job to Song of Solomon
Old Testament Overview Proverbs: Wise Man or Fool?
Old Testament Overview Isaiah
Old Testament Overview Jeremiah
Old Testament Overview Daniel
Old Testament Overview Hosea
Old Testament Overview Joel
Old Testament Overview Amos
Old Testament Overview Obadiah
Old Testament Overview Jonah
Old Testament Overview Micah
Old Testament Overview Nahum
Old Testament Overview Habakkuk
Old Testament Overview Zephaniah
Old Testament Overview Haggai
Old Testament Overview Zechariah
Old Testament Overview Malachi