Hello Dear Listeners, welcome to overcoming temptations. My name is Oyisi. Today our topic is titled: Wisdom is greater than money. Our bible reading is taken from Proverbs 7:12 It says in KJV, For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom giveth life to them that have it. The New Living Translation says – Wisdom and money can get you almost anything, but only wisdom can save your life.
Money is a very powerful tool, and that is why people can go to any extent to get money, however if people realize that wisdom is greater than money, then they would have spent more time searching for wisdom. I saw a young 18 years old lady saying she was in love with a rich man over 60 year old, who could be her grandfather, I was wondering if this old man was not rich if this girl would still love him? Anyway that is the power of money. Money can buy you security, you can hire security agents to protect. Money can give you access. Presidents, chief executives and important people will not hesitate to meet a rich and influential person. Money can provide you comfort, food, clothing, jewelry, cars, houses and lots more.
Everything money can give you, wisdom can also do the same and even more because wisdom can save your life. For example 2 men one rich and one not so rich so let me just use the term poor but he was wise. They were both proposing marriage to a lady. Financially the poor man could not match the rich man in gifts, style and influence. However the poor had almost nothing but his wisdom, yet by his words, sincerity, and love he was able to convince the lady to marry him, his point was that even though he was not rich today, with hard work and diligence his fortune could change tomorrow and he will always love her. Meanwhile the rich guy who did not have a good character, will take her for granted and she will be financially comfortable but not happy, and who knows he could lose his wealth due to his careless character. So with his wisdom he was able to persuade her.
In another case, a company was employing people, and it usually considered only children of wealthy individuals and politicians, and this poor young man wanted employment but had no connection. But he was wise. So he made friends with one of the well behaved security men in the company. Eventually he asked the security man if he knew anyone in the company that he could give his CV to. The man who was in charge of opening the gate happened to know some of the top executives who liked him for his good nature. So he presented the CV of the young man as one who was his good friend and that was how the man got the employment, no money but wisdom.
Money can buy a house, but not a home. Money can buy a bed, but not sleep. Money can buy a clock, but not time. Money can buy a book, but not knowledge. Money can buy food, but not an appetite. Money can buy position, but not respect. Money can buy insurance, but not safety. Money can buy comfort but not joy or peace. Money can buy blood, but not life.
However wisdom can buy everything and the greatest wisdom is the fear of God and believing in the salvation of Jesus Christ. Have a blessed day.