How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!

Proverbs 16:16 NIV

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Better Than Gold

Gold is Canada’s most valuable mined commodity, with a production value of $13.7 billion in 2021. Canadian mines produced 223 tonnes of gold that year, which is more than twice the amount produced in 2012 and a 25% increase compared to 2020. In 2021, mine production increased in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Yukon and Newfoundland and Labrador. In the same period, production fell slightly in British Columbia, Alberta and Nova Scotia. Ontario and Quebec produced 70% of the gold mined in Canada in 2021.


Costco is selling gold bars. Whenever people are concerned about the economy, they start to put their money into gold. It is the epitome of value and safety when it comes to investment. Who could possibly want anything else? Well, it depends if all you have is what the world offers. If so, you’d better get gold. But if your eyes are on eternity then the things of this world become secondary, including gold. King Solomon was a wealthy man. But he had his priorities right. In Proverbs 16:16 he writes: “How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!” How many lives have been ruined by hungering after wealth. Some have ended in jail. Others have lost marriages and families. Solomon knew that riches without wisdom is foolish. He understood that all the wealth in the world meant nothing if he didn’t have the promise of God’s presence and wisdom. It doesn’t for us either. As followers of Christ, God has given us His word and His Spirit to guide us through this life and give guidance to others. How much better to get God’s wisdom than anything this world offers.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley