Wisdom: To Know the Value of a Thing

King Solomon, son of King David, was given great wisdom (1 Kin. 3:5-12). God said that no man would have more wisdom than Solomon. Solomon teaches us that this temporary life we live is meaningless, and the only thing that has value is to seek God and keep his commandments.

Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 1:18 “For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.” But we know that joy has come to man through Jesus Christ. The good news, salvation, has come in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Now we can have eternal life, although Solomon did not know God’s plan to save the world, by sacrificing his son on the cross. We know that Solomon’s wisdom came from God. God is teaching us, through Solomon, that a wise man know’s the true value of a thing.

I heard a wise preacher say that one soul is worth more than the whole world put together because the soul is eternal and this worlds temporary. So wisdom teaches us not to put value in the temporary things of this life, but in the eternal life we have in Christ Jesus.

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. – Colossians 3:1-4

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