I assume you know that there is a hierarchy of value in precious metals. Today the bottom would be copper. It is what pennies used to be made of. Then you have silver in the middle and gold at the top. Those are the common metals. I would imagine that there are metals below copper and I know there are some above gold. Most of us could own a gold coin if we really wanted to, if it was important enough to us. In the days of Solomon, gold was out of the reach of most common people. You would consider yourself rich is you had some “silver” (3701).
Keep that in mind as you look at this verse. The context is the search for wisdom. It is within reach but will take some commitment to get there. If it was dumped in your lap it might be so tarnished you would not recognize it. I know one time I ended up with some dimes a kid was using to buy things from his friend. I recognized that they were old silver coins. He had no idea what the value was.
So? Seek wisdom and find wisdom. It is available if you value it enough.
Friday, October 2, 2020
(Pro 2:4 KJV) If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;