Gold cannot be exchanged for it, and silver cannot be weighed out for its price. Wisdom cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, in precious onyx or sapphire. Job 28:15-16 HCSB
The gold of Ophir was considered to be the finest gold available. We read in 1 Kings 9:28 that King Solomon’s ships sailed to Ophir and brought back sixteen tons of gold. We are not sure where Ophir was located, but it may have been along the African coast or near the Red Sea in southern Arabia.
Job made it a point to mention that wisdom was more valuable than the gold of Ophir. His point was that wisdom is more valuable than even the finest gold, silver, or precious stones. When someone gains wisdom, he is wealthy indeed.
Challenge: Seek and search for true wisdom by reading God’s Word. Pursue wisdom and you will become a very wealthy person; wisdom has far more value than anything in all the world.