A Different Perspective - April 24

Better than Silver and Gold

by Berni Dymet

Prov. 3:13-15  Happy are those who find wisdom, and those who get understanding, for her income is better than silver, and her revenue better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.

Wealth is something I talk a bit about because there are so many people who - frankly, go looking for wealth in all the wrong places. 

Believe me, I know … because I spent the first thirty-six years of my life looking for wealth in all the wrong places. And the thing is - I was so convinced that earning lots of money and being able to buy stuff - would give me the satisfaction, contentment, joy and peace that I was looking for. 

It didn't  Simple as that. No matter how hard I tried - and I tried hard - it just didn't. 

King Solomon was one of the wisest and one of the richest men that ever walked this earth. For much of his life, he had a good relationship with God. 

And he comes to the conclusion - this is worth listening to - he comes to the conclusion that there's something much better than physical wealth, than silver and gold gems.

Its wisdom; God's wisdom, the sort of wisdom … that well, you know, works.

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