(Proverbs 16:16 KJV) How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
What a wonderful option. What a glorious promise. We should be able to understand this. We can chose to seek that which will always be useful or we can go after the shiny. I am too young to remember when President Roosevelt essentially made it illegal to have gold and stopped people using it for buying and selling. In a stroke of the pen he seemed to remove the usefulness of gold. It still had value but could not be used.
There are currently attempts to declare wisdom illegal also. The government is going after our thoughts and beliefs. It is illegal to speak publicly against homosexuality in many locations. You can get a more serious sentence if you were thinking wrong when you committed a crime. They are called hate crimes and why the penalty is increased because of your supposed mental opinions is beyond me.
How do you deal with all this? Not with gold. You need wisdom. You need values and priorities based in the standards of God to get through the rough times however they are expressed in your life.
So don’t just go to work today. Don’t just pay your bills and balance your budget. Spend some time investing in the wisdom market. See how your investment can grow. It is necessary for an eternal retirement.