Here in the beginning of chapter 7 we see that Solomon is starting to climb upwards towards and back to the words of God. One should therefore look very closely to what he has to say to us and to both look at ourselves inside and how we look and act towards others. What Solomon is trying to convey to us are true words of Wisdom and how we can learn from them.
As one starts to study these words, one should go slow so one can fully understand what they are studying.
Looking at verses 1 & 2 we can examine how Solomon looked at a problem and possibly how we should too. Explain what you see and feel?
Verses 3- 7, one sees Solomon is depressed but his outlook seems to be balanced as examines his heart. What can we learn from him here?
In verse 8, the subject turns towards patience. This is a subject matter we all need to understand so that we can start to practice it correctly. What is the meaning behind what Solomon is saying here?
How do verse 9 and 1 John 1:9 relate to one another? 1John 1:9 states; “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Verse 10 talks about not looking back. Philippians 3:13 says “forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.” Why should we not dwell about the things in our past?
Verses 11 & 12 talk about Wisdom, what should we learn from these verses?
Look at verses 13 & 14 from the prospective of the first line in verse 13. What might we learn for ourselves and to pass on?