Here in Ecclesiastes 10, King Solomon provides us with the ‘profile’ of an infamous character in Scripture—the fool. In this tenth chapter, Solomon contrasts wisdom and folly. His overall theme is this—since a little folly can undermine one’s life, we need wisdom and discretion even in the little things of life. Little things can have a big impact. He says in verse 1 that something as little as ‘dead flies’ can ruin an expensive perfume. His point is that even a little bit of folly can undo a person’s life. That’s why we need God’s wisdom in the little things of life—our words, our work, and our daily decisions. This seems to be a common thread that ties everything together in the chapter.