“For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.”
Ruby – a precious stone that is a red in color
Better– more attractive, favorable, or commendable
What can be more precious than rubies? According to a price survey by the International Gem Society, clean, top-color rubies with a size range of 1/2 to 1 carat sell online at retail prices between $1,000 to $3,000 per carat. Rubies are pretty much up there, in price and value, and are the most valuable gems on the market, BUT according to Solomon, heavenly wisdom is better than rubies, this precious valuable gem in the market.
Solomon had it all, and understood the price, yet Solomon agreed that nothing can come close to wisdom, or even compared to it. I too can relate, for I had everything handed to me on the platter, in need of nothing, well taken care of, yet when I tasted wisdom, nothing in this world can be quite compared to it, or even come close to it. Nothing in this world can buy it, and nothing in this world, can fill it.
We must desire wisdom, and seek for wisdom, as for jewels on the market. Sell everything we own, to gain it!