A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding (Proverbs 14:6, ESV). The scoffer is the intellectually arrogant. This is the person who is sure there is no God, sure that the killing of the righteous innocent is a mere matter of “health,” and seeks to have the community in which he resides to follow his wisdom toward a path of liberal justice and peace. He seeks wisdom, but the “wisdom” that he gains is always changing. Does not seem much like wisdom to me! On the other hand, knowledge that comes from above (James 1:17-18) is not fleeting, but firmly rooted in Him who know all and sees all.