Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Automotive Industries, asked an electrical genius by the name of Charlie Steinmetz to build the generators for his factory. One day the generators ground to a halt, and the repairmen couldn't find the problem. Ford called Steinmetz, who tinkered with the machines for a few hours and then threw the switch. The generators cranked to life--but Ford got a bill for $10,000 from Steinmetz. He was flabbergasted at the high cost of the bill, so he asked Steinmetz why it cost so much for only a few hours of work. Steinmetz said, “Well I only charged $10 for the time that I tinkered on the generators, but the $9,990 is for knowing where to tinker. Henry Ford paid the bill.
Just like there are laws of gravity and thermodynamics, there are life laws…these are good and dependable laws that work. Jesus spoke about the wisdom of Solomon, who wrote the book of Proverbs. In Solomon's book, he wrote about Wisdom.
Proverbs 3:13-15 How blessed is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding. 14 For her profit is better than the profit of silver, and her gain better than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than jewels; And nothing you desire compares with her.
Yes there is something that is far better than having millions. It's not an object, it's not an ideal, it's a lifestyle of wisdom. We all know people with very high income, yet their lives are a disaster (millionaire entrepreneurs, celebrities, politicians, etc.). When we look at these lives of increadable wealth, we can't help but think, "What's wrong with these people? How could someone with so much but so unhappy, so foolish?"
Solomon said the pursuit of wisdom is better than anything else. There is nothing in this world as valuable as it. And in case you didn't know, as Solomon writes this, he is the wealthiest and wisest man in the world. Even though he had everything, he was not fooled. He knew that true life and true blessings came from living a life of wisdom.