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“How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!” (Proverbs 16:16 NIV)

Wisdom is better than gold.  Insight is better than silver.  In other words, knowledge is worth more than money. Attaining wisdom helps you live a better life.  The wisdom found within the pages of the Bible will help you live a life beyond your wildest dreams.  Your relationships will thrive as you learn to love like Jesus.  God’s light within you will draw people to you.  Money is a resource, not a god.  Wisdom is a key to a better life.  Wisdom beats gold.

Wisdom beats gold.

Solomon is the wisest man whoever lived.  King David’s son, he was king after him.  One night, the Lord appeared to him in a dream.  He gave Solomon a directive:

“Solomon, ask for anything you want, and I will give it to you.” (1 Kings 3:5 NIV)

What Solomon asks for is the reason he’s the wisest man:

“Please make me wise and teach me the difference between right and wrong. Then I will know how to rule your people. If you don’t, there is no way I could rule this great nation of yours.” (1 Kings 3:9 NIV)

Solomon asked for wisdom.  He didn’t ask for money, long life, or his enemies destroyed.  Instead he asked for knowledge to rule the Lord’s people well.  He put others before his own needs or wants.  As a result, God gave him wisdom and blessed him with more than he asked:

I’ll also give you what you didn’t ask for. You’ll be rich and respected as long as you live, and you’ll be greater than any other king.  If you obey me and follow my commands, as your father David did, I’ll let you live a long time.” (1 Kings 3:13-14 NIV)

Wisdom is more valuable than gold because it shows you how to have good relationships. When we ask God for wisdom, He gives it to us:

“The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” (James 3:17 NIV)

When we receive God’s wisdom and apply it to our lives, they blossom.  Our hearts align with God.  His love for His people will flow through us to those around us.  Just as a seed begins to grow where planted, we’ll begin to grow in our surroundings.  We’ll understand, God has us where we are for a reason.  His insight will help us see people in a new way.  We’ll have more understanding, more compassion, more love for them.  In order to have God’s wisdom, like Solomon, we have to ask.

God’s wisdom beats money.  He’s waiting for you to ask.  His answer is already prepared: “Yes!”

Question of the Day:

Have you asked God for His wisdom?

Further Reading: 2 Samuel 19:11-20:13 NIV, John 21:1-25 NIV, Psalm 120:1-7 NIV, Proverbs 16:16-17 NIV

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