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“Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold, and my yield than choice silver.” (Wisdom speaking – Proverbs 8:18-19)
One key to wise preparation is the accumulation of gold and silver, protection against the coming failure of the US dollar and the fiat paper money system that supports it. But Wisdom warns us in the Proverb above, that she is a precious metal of greater value still. To accumulate vaults overflowing with wealth but to neglect the greater treasure of wisdom will leave a man truly poor.
How can one add wisdom to his portfolio? It cannot be traded on the stock exchange. It can only be found by means of God’s revelation. He is the well spring of wisdom. Since Adam’s Fall, no man is born wise. Hence, all must seek wisdom from without. Wisdom is a commodity that must be mined out of the soil of God’s Word, the Bible. In its pages are found the pearls of wisdom that bring true wealth of soul. No survivalist can consider his preparations complete if he lacks wisdom.
This Day in Church History
April 14, 1759 – George Frideric Handel, composer of the oratorio Messiah, dies at age 74 in London. Handel was German born but lived and labored as a composer mostly in England. For many years, he was only partly successful with his other compositions but with the initial performance of Messiah to benefit the Foundling Hospital (1750) his fame and success were greatly enhanced. Messiah is now a fixture of Christmas celebrations throughout the Western world.