Solomon was very right when he said that “… wisdom is a protection even as money is a protection, But the [excellent] advantage of knowledge is that wisdom shields and preserves the lives of its possessors.” – Ecclesiastes 7:12. So, wisdom, when paired with money, is great, but when compared among themselves, wisdom is infinitely better.
However, I’ve always wondered why the wisdom of Ahithophel did not deliver him. The man who was so wise that even David was afraid when he learnt that Ahithophel had crossed the carpet to the camp of his son-enemy, Absalom. Ahithophel was an acclaimed prudent man who knew the best strategy to apply to make the most out of any circumstance. But why was his wisdom unable to shield and preserve him when it mattered most? Why did he commit suicide?
In this book, you will find:
Who Ahithophel was
Why his counsel was potent
The counsel of Ahithophel and its advantages
The strategy behind Ahithophel’s counsel
Hushai’s intervention with his counsel
The end of Ahithophel and his Counsel
Lessons from the Story of Ahithophel