How precious are rubies?

Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.  Proverbs 3:15

Just how precious are rubies?  Along with diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires, they are considered one of the four precious gems and are exceptionally rare.  Not found just anywhere, rubies are unearthed most often in Burma, Sri-Lanka, Kenya, Madagascar and Cambodia.  If we were to purchase one of these gems to be set in a ring or hung on a necklace, we might pay anywhere from $500 to $5,000 for the piece of jewelry.

Wisdom is even more valuable than rubies, and we don’t need to travel to Asia, Africa, or our local jeweler to find it.  Wisdom is unearthed in God’s Word, with the help of His Holy Spirit.  The only tools we need to acquire it are a Bible and a receptive heart.



Simply Refreshing, by Ellen Banks Elwell, copyright 2009.  Used by permission of Christian Art.


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