Wisdom is as good as an inheritance and an advantage to those who see the sun, because wisdom is protection as money is protection, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of its owner. Ecclesiastes 7:11-12 HCSB
Some people hope for a large inheritance from a family member and others hope they will be able to leave a sizable inheritance to their children or family members. One of my favorite movies is called “The Ultimate Gift”. It tells a story of a rich man who died and how his inheritance was split among his relatives who subsequently quarreled over it. The bulk of the story is about one young man and what was required of him in order to earn his inheritance. It is an excellent movie I would highly recommend.
Solomon said that wisdom was just as great as an inheritance. In Solomon’s time the possessions of someone who died were always passed down to family members with the oldest son getting the bulk of the inheritance. Many generations lived together, so it was important to the livelihood of the family to receive an inheritance. It is equally important to receive wisdom. It is as vital as money. Wisdom will protect one and give him life.
Challenge: Seek the “Ultimate Gift” – wisdom instead of an inheritance or money. It will provide direction and purpose for your life. Rent or purchase the movie, “The Ultimate Gift” to view.