|Wisdom is more precious than rubies.|
with the firstfruits of all your crops;
10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
and your vats will brim over with new wine.
12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in.
Similarly, God does put us through seasons of discipline to develop strength of character in us. He also rebukes us through punishing circumstances so that we can stop, drop and repent.
those who gain understanding,
14 for she is more profitable than silver
and yields better returns than gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies;
nothing you desire can compare with her.
in her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are pleasant ways,
and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her;
those who hold her fast will be blessed.
It is to sought after in preference to silver, gold and rubies. In preference to wealth.
Wisdom bestows wealth in normal circumstances. The converse is not true.
Conducting one’s life in a wise way, in accordance with divine wisdom gives one riches, and honour, and a long life.
One’s life is likely to be pleasant and peaceful.
For wisdom, like a tree, gives shade and fruit.
Those who cleave to her are blessed.