Proverbs 8:10 (NKJV) — 10 Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold;
Wisdom is superior to silver and gold. This verse does not tell the godly person to refuse silver and gold; they were the biblical media of exchange. But it compares instruction with silver and knowledge with gold in order to illustrate the value of these qualities. If we must make a choice, it is more profitable to choose instruction than silver, knowledge than gold.