God gives men wisdom as He gives them gold; his treasure house is not the mint, but the mine. (Arabian proverb)
We tell our kids that money doesn’t grow on trees—neither does gold. The first you have to earn, the second you have to dig out. Wisdom doesn’t grow on trees either, and it isn’t available from a resource like a precious metal exchange. Like money it can be gained by hard work. In many ways, wisdom is even more precious than money because it doesn’t lose its value.
Wisdom and money can get you almost anything, but only wisdom can save your life… For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold. (Proverbs 7:12; 3:14)