Daily Wisdom 48: Proverbs 3:15-16

Proverbs 3:15–16 (KJV 1900) — 15 She is more precious than rubies: And all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 16 Length of days is in her right hand; And in her left hand riches and honour.

Nothing we can think of is worth more than wisdom and understanding. The three blessings of wisdom are length of days, riches, and honor. Length of days seems to refer to the quality of life. (See Proverbs 3:2.) It is the most important of the three blessings, for it is pictured as being in wisdom’s right hand. In Scripture, the right hand is the preeminent place, the place of greatest honor and power. Riches and honor are held in wisdom’s left  hand.