Wisdom superior to wealth

For Friday, March 24, 2006
Proverbs 16:16

How much better to get wisdom than gold!
To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

Yet, so often, we go for the money first.

We fall for get-rich-quick schemes and have only loss to show.

We trust in the money we have to get us out of trouble, but forget that even money can lose its value.

We forget that the value of gold and silver are human creations, but God's wisdom is eternal.

If money is what we want, there are ways of getting it that ruin our societies, imperil our lives and more importantly imperil our souls.

We are assured by God of finding wisdom if we seek it, though no such assurance is offered to those who seek wealth.
James 1:5:

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.