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Lesson 8

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If you were given choice between money, on the one hand, or wisdom, on the other, which one would you take? Proverbs 4:7 says: “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” In this way certain books of the Bible exalt wisdom and personify it as a wise lady who calls on people to make right choices in life.

Biblical writers described wisdom through a number of metaphors. In Ecclesiastes 7, for example, it is compared to a shelter or “shade” that provides protection, relief, and comfort from the hot sun. In contrast to material possessions that do not last long, wisdom preserves the life of the one who possesses it (7:12).