Why choose Wisdom over wealth?

Posted: September 23, 2016 in Kingdom wealth, Wisdom

Pro 8:11 said, “For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her”.

What does this mean, and what is the insight over this revelation that “Wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing we desire could even compare with her? This was written by the riches person on earth, and the wealthiest person on earth, therefore there must be a great reason behind this revelational truth Solomon got.

Meditation is the Key to wisdom:

Therefore if wisdom is that precious, and nothing we desire can compare with her, let’s get a small glimpse on the key to wisdom.

People often said, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, they seems like they have the fear of the Lord, but still lack wisdom. Looking good on the outside and being judgmental is not the fear of the Lord, it is a religious spirit, people often confuse religious spirit with the fear of the Lord, because religious spirit look good but have no love, mercy, compassion, and is judgmental, it is not the fear of the Lord it is self righteousness.

The fear of the Lord is not about being perfect, no one is ever going to be perfect, it is about loving God with all our heart and strength, thinking and meditating on the word of God daily, loving His presence and a desire to do His will.

Psalm 1:1 said that those who meditate on the word of the Lord are like a tree planted by streams of water and that whatever they do prospers. Even the key success reason of Joshua was meditation (Joshua 1), meditating on the word of God day and night, the presence of God dwelling inside his heart with revelations and the word of God, and meditation is also one of the main key to wisdom. And meditating on the word of God and the things of God is our strength as a believers of Jesus Christ.

Meditating on the word means that you think about God and the things of God day and night, in the morning, while cooking, in the bathroom, in our work place, and while sleeping, that will provide insight in our heart with revelations and give us wisdom. Therefore before the success and prosperity comes meditation and wisdom, meditation gives the power to create wealth because it is the key to wisdom. Therefore when Solomon choose wisdom rather than wealth and prosperity, God also grant him wealth and prosperity.

Eccle 4:13 says, “It is better to be a poor but wise youth than an old and foolish king who refuses all advice”. In the same way, it is also better to be a wise servant than to be a stupid king.

Some benefits of wisdom:

Wisdom provide revelations, which is the word of God, and the word of God is living and active, sharper than any double edge sword, and it is a weapon for waging war against the enemy, for personal warfare, corporate warfare and even regional warfare.

Other benefits are better relationship with God, Spiritual discernments, favor, success, advancement, power to create wealth and prosperity because Psalm 35:27 says that the Lord delight in the prosperity of His servants, He delight in our prosperity. Wisdom also protect us from different harms that can come against us because wisdom sees the outcome, for problems solving in all aspects of life including marriages, family, in teams, and in works. For making decisions in different situations, wisdom for ruling and leadership, and foundational laying for the Kingdom of God. Therefore, wisdom is way much greater than wealth, and therefore it is important to choose wisdom over wealth.

Solomon knew this far ahead that wisdom is more precious than wealth and that nothing could compare with wisdom.

– David Chawngthu


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