Just in case you haven’t noticed, God operates in the realm of mystery. His wisdom is not based on human logic or human knowledge. When we forget that other-worldly nature of God’s wisdom, frankly, we’re headed for trouble. As we have learned in previous messages, we cannot get God’s wisdom through academic pursuit. We can’t go to school and earn a degree in God’s wisdom. Our God is profoundly deep and mysterious, and His thoughts and ways are far beyond our ability to comprehend.
Not only do we scratch our heads at God’s ways, our lives take mysterious turns now and then. In this segment of Solomon’s journal, Ecclesiastes 8:10–17, we will learn about three rather familiar mysteries: unjust triumph, unfair consequences, and untimely pleasure.