Wisdom Is The Principal Thing; Therefore Get Wisdom: And With All Thy Getting Get Undestanding (Proverbs 4:7).
For some, the pursuit of money is primary preoccupation in life; but sadly, the more they talk about money and chase after money, the less it they get.
Now, notice that our opening verse didn’t say, “Money is the principal thing” Someone might say, “I want to start a business. I need capital.” No. the most important capital you require is not money; the Word of God says it’s wisdom that you primarily require. The love or lack of it determines your success or failure in life.
That is why the Bible tells us to renew our minds (Ephesians 4:23). Money is important, no doubt, for even the Bible tells us that “…money answereth all things” (Ecclesiastes 10:19). But then the Bible talks about the excellency of wisdom over money. Money can’t give life, but wisdom gives life: “For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom giveth life to them that have it” (Ecclesiastes 7:12).
Why do you work? Why do you want your business to expand? Maybe you’re running a school; why do you want the school to be successful? Why do you want it to be big? Is it because of your love for the student and genuine concern to help them imbibe a qualitative education, or you just want to make money? In all you do, don’t put money first. Rather, look out for a human need, and reach out to meet that need! Let your motivation be to do that which is good for God and for people, and you’ll be a success.