Proverbs in 365 Devotions
Proverbs 3:14 for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. 15 She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
The Wisdom in knowing Christ
is better than everything
Silver, gold, jewels... sounds nice doesn't it? These items even to this day hold tremendous value. In fact our entire monetary system is based on gold. But listen to what the wisest man to ever live says. "for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold." Solomon knew plenty about having gold, arguably the richest man to ever live; his palace and all that was in it was occupied of Gold. And what does he say about wisdom?... that its value is far greater than wealth... ("More precious than jewels"). Treasures and wealth have nothing on wisdom. What if fortune is not your thing? Solomon says go ahead and stack anything you want up against wisdom and see what wins. What about fame? a place of prominence? a good reputation? respect and a kingdom? All of those while they are not bad are nothing compared to wisdom.
Solomon had all of these things and he also had wisdom. Which one is he concerned for his son to pursue? Wisdom!
James 1:5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.