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3 Ways to Get Rich
“How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver." -- Proverbs 16:16
The Bible says wisdom is better than money. Is that really how we operate? No matter the value you honestly place on wisdom, one thing is certain: wisdom cannot be bought. It is a priceless gift from God. But he is generous, willing to give as much as we ask for (James 1:5). The Bible indicates that God grants wisdom in at least three ways:
1) Through Scripture: Reading and Studying the Bible
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16).
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Heb. 4:12).
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!” (Romans 11:33).
2) Through the Holy Spirit: Prayerfully Listening to God
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you” (John 14: 26).
3) Through Counselors: Asking for Help and Advice
“Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14).
“Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed” (Proverbs 15:22).
“Plans are established by counsel; by wise guidance wage war” (Proverbs 20:18).
All three of these sources of God’s wisdom require humble submission: living under the authority of the Bible, the Holy Spirit, and wise people. The alternative is pride, foolishness and disgrace.
- “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom” (Proverbs 11:2).
- “Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered” (Proverbs 28:26).
How is your pursuit of wisdom?