Something Better Than Money
While stating that money serves as a protection, king Solomon, son of David, added that wisdom is a better protection because it preserves its owners alive (Ecc 7:12). Solomon was here pointing to the wisdom that is based on an accurate knowledge of Bible teaching and a wholesome fear of God. Superior to money, such godly wisdom can save a person from countless pitfalls in life and even from a premature death. Also, like a crown, true wisdom exalts those possessing it and wins them respect (Pro 2:10,22; 4:5,9) and because it contributes to the gaining of God’s favour. It has been called the tree of life (Pro 3:18)
Those who sincerely want such wisdom and are willing to search for it, they find that it is readily available. “If thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God, For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding (Pro 2:1-6).
Bro Kuvarega Mavuvo (Rustenburg, South Africa)