We used to sing a chorus that was taken from this passage of scripture.
Lord, You are more precious than silver.As so often happens in the arts, license is taken. The Bible is talking about Wisdom. The song writer is talking about the Lord. I would imagine that the slight change is still an uplifting thought.
Lord, You are more costly than gold.
Lord, You are more beautiful than diamonds
And nothing I desire compares with you.
by Lynn DeShazo, ©1982, Integrity’s Hosanna!
God says that His wisdom is to be pursued above all other goals. This assumes that you have taken the basic steps to salvation and are already a part of the family of God. Other places it tells us that if you have not done that, wisdom is out of your reach.
So? Step by step we can move toward the eternity God has for us. There is no shortcut. We are so intent on the quickest and the best deal that we forget that. Build according to the plan.