Redemption Sent: Wisdom Literature

Wisdom literature – the name sometimes given to the books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs – needs to be read in the context of how God is redeeming Israel. These books, written by sages and poets, teach us how to become wise: There are really only two ways to live life, with God or against God; true wisdom is about how to live out relationship with God; and wisdom ultimately comes by a work of God, rather than our own intellect.