“How much better to get wisdom than gold!” Proverbs 16:16 People all over the world are constantly looking for the better item, whether buying fruit in a market or choosing a place to live. We examine, ponder, compare, and finally make a choice based on what we believe is better. In Proverbs 16, we read that it is better to get wisdom than gold or silver; better to be humble among the poor than to be proud among the wealthy; better to control our temper than to rule a city. Some people have the ability to be both wise and wealthy, but when faced with a choice between the two, Proverbs says wisdom is the better alternative. When God’s Word shapes our thinking and guides our choices, we’ll discover that His way is always better. A little wisdom is better than a lot of wealth.