11 Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun. 12 For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it. Ecclesiastes 7:11-12
Solomon is saying that wisdom is as good as an inheritance. There may be some people who would disagree with the statement. How can wisdom be as good as getting an inheritance?
Will wisdom help me lead a better life or will money?
Will wisdom show me which job to apply for or will I be better off with more money?
Will wisdom get me the education I need or will money?
Warren Wiersbe in Be Satisfied has this to say about verses 11-12, “Money can lose its value, or be stolen, but true wisdom keeps its value and cannot be lost, unless we become fools and abandon it deliberately. The person who has wisdom will know how to get and use wealth. … Wisdom is like a “shelter’ to those who obey it; it gives greater protection than money.”
Here are a few more verses on the subject:
She (wisdom) is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her. Proverbs 3:18
My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion: Proverbs 3:21
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 1Timothy 6:10
If you had a choice what would you choose, wisdom or money?
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. James 1:5
Have a blessed day,