A. GENERAL INTRODUCTION
Initiation of the Discourse: All creation is immutable and impenetrable.
B. PARTIAL INTROUDCTIONS
Limitation of the work of man to be able to change God’s work.
Limitation of the wisdom of man to be able to understand God’s work
C. TESTIMONY OF SALOMON: FRUSTRATRED LIFE
Investigation of the life of Solomon: His work is limited, “I can, but I do not understand.”
Evaluation of the work of Solomon: His wisdom is limited, “I understand, but I can’t.”
2:24-26 – Recommendation:
Enjoy the benefits from God and be pure or right with God.
D. THESIS: SOUVEREIGNTY OF GOD
The work of God is immutable and impenetrable: He has foreordained it all!
The wisdom of God is immutable and impenetrable: He has conceived it all!
C’. APPLICATION: FRUSTRATION OF THE LIFE OF MAN
Investigation of the life of man: His work is deficient. Therefore, he must have a good and appropriate conduct.
Evaluation of the life of man: His wisdom is deficient. Therefore, he must have a good and appropriate conduct.
(11:7-8 – Recommendations:
Enjoy the benefits of life and be pure or be right with God.)
B’. PARTIAL CONCLUSIONS
11:7-12:1a (12:1-3) –
Poem on youth: Ability without wisdom.
Poem on old age: Wisdom without ability.
A’. GENERAL CONCLUSION
Fear God and keep His commandments!