Hey guys! So, this is not a question about a bible contradiction. I do not believe Scripture can contradict itself, especially when it comes to bible proverbs, which are not exhaustive, universal statements, but rather insights into small portions of the complex web of human character that God has designed.
With that disclaimer aside, I’d love some help figuring out how to balance these two verses I recently came across:
“…let a wise person listen and increase in learning, and let a discerning person obtain guidance…”
“But beyond these, my son, be warned: there is no end to the making of many books, and much study wearies the body.”
(All emphasis is added)
So what does Solomon have in mind when he says “learning” in the proverb, and what does he have in mind when he says “much study” in Ecclesiastes?
How does one study and pursue wisdom righteously? How much is too much?
Thanks in advance for your answers!