Wisdom is a key principal to life, and the book of Proverbs is a treasure chest full of profound, godly insights that give us all a huge head-start on how to live life successfully.
A while ago, I watched a show that interviewed a treasure hunter who discovered a shipwreck carrying an estimated $2 million dollar load of artifacts and precious metals. The treasure hunter explained his passion to go and get the sunken goods, yet he lacked funding. It took a lot of effort, manpower, equipment, and time to retrieve the find—and it all summed up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
If men will invest that much into retrieving silver and gold, how much more should we invest time and effort into retrieving the wisdom of Heaven, which is more valuable!
King Solomon writes, “How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.” (Proverbs 16:16) Now, this was written by a king who was one of the richest kings in all of history. The Bible says that King Solomon was brought more than 25 tons of gold annually (1 Kings 10:14). That is over a $1.5 billion a year, by today’s standards. I think Solomon had a good idea of how good gold was, and for him to say that wisdom is still better, is a massive statement.
Let me encourage you that your pursuit for the wisdom in the Word of God is far more valuable than any other pursuit. Additionally, once you gain wisdom then gold, silver, and success will naturally follow after you (Read 1 Kings 3). So don’t waste all your time chasing the lesser things. Chase the principal thing.
“Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her.” (Proverbs 4:7-8)
Let’s pray: "Jesus, You are the source of all wisdom. I know You promise to give it to whomever asks. Therefore, give me wisdom, show me Your ways that it may be well with me and my children. God bless me today with understanding! In Jesus name, amen."