Can we put a price on wisdom?
We do that with property and stocks, technology and education. It seems that everything in our world has some value to someone. Some things are more valuable than other things. And almost everything is worth something to someone.
Solomon had just about everything anyone could ask for. Perhaps, he was simply thinking about “things” one day and gave some great advice: “You know what? Get wisdom. Why? Because wisdom is more profitable than silver, yields better returns than gold, more precious than rubies, nothing compares to it, it leads to a long life and riches and honor and a peaceful life with pleasant paths. Oh, those who embrace wisdom will be blessed.”
What a return on an investment! When we invest in the things of this world we have no assurance that we will ever see the value grow. Often, the opposite happens. And, if our investments exceed our expectations, what will we gain in the end? Will it include any of the benefits or gifts that Solomon talks about? Or who can prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that any of the “things” the world has to offer will bring any happiness?
Years ago I had a friend who advised me: “Larry, you always know how wise a man is by whose advice he listens to and follows.” I discovered he was and is right.
God, through Solomon, gave us “great advice.” Over the years it has proven to be accurate, trustworthy and reliable. To follow it has endless rewards!
Prayer: Lord, there is no better investment, if we want eternal returns, than to pursue Your wisdom and ways. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Proverbs 3:14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.