Proverbs 8:10

After John Paul Getty told him that he refuses to pay the ransom for the life of his kidnapped grandson, because he has no “extra” money to spend, the mysterious Fletcher Chase asked him – “How much more do you need to be sure?” “More,” answered, perhaps at that moment, the richest man in the world.
All this happens in the movie All the Money in the World, which is the story of the kidnapping of the grandson of John Paul Getty, an oil magnate and, at the time, according to the Guinness Book of Records from 1966, the richest man on the planet. The film is a poignant story about the fact that the most important things in life cannot be bought with money. Love, family, and friends have no price. The famous rich man knew how to manage his oil empire, but not his family.
We are not born with wisdom, but it is available to those who want and seek it. The inexperienced will gain experience by listening to wisdom, and the foolish by understanding. Wisdom can teach us to distinguish the important from the unimportant, right from wrong, just from unjust, and truth from falsehood. All this will affect the quality and final outcome of our life.
Lord, teach us to value those things in life that have imperishable value. Help us to gain wisdom and not let our hearts be misled by the fleeting luster of material wealth.
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