Why Is Wisdom So Important?
In order to explain the superior value of wisdom, God compares it to the most precious things in life.
1. It is more valuable than gold. Proverbs 8:19 says, “My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.”
2. It is more precious than jewels. Proverbs 8:11 says, “For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.”
3. It is more valuable than riches. Proverbs 8:18 says, “Riches and honour are with me [wisdom]; yea, durable riches and righteousness.”
4. It should be our first priority. Proverbs 4:7 says, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”