Ruby is one of our four precious gemstones (the others are emerald, diamond, and sapphire).
Ruby’s red color comes from the mineral, corundum, one of the hardest minerals on Earth. (Coming in second place to the diamond.) The most sought-after shade is blood red or crimson (with a hint of blue), referred to as ‘pigeon’s blood’ red.
How much is it worth? A ruby, weighing over 10 carats, of high-quality can end up selling for much more than a like-sized diamond. Doesn’t it make you want one now? Ha ha!
Fun fact: “Hope Ruby” was the most expensive ruby ever sold, weighing 32.08 carats. Can you guess how much it sold for?
It sold for $6.74 million!
Men and women from all centuries have sought after precious jewels. They see GREAT value in these beautiful gems.
The Bible says there are TWO things of MORE VALUE than Rubies…
Wisdom and a virtuous woman
Let’s take a quick peek at some Bible verses that demonstrate two special things worth more than rubies…
Job 28:18 No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
Proverbs 3:13-15 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
Proverbs 8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Proverbs 20:15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
Side note: Virtuous means “having or showing high moral standards; chaste, pure.
Guess what? It doesn’t matter what you have in your bank account or in your jewelry box! Get WISDOM!! It’s of MORE VALUE!
So, how do you get more WISDOM?
Seek wisdom from the SOURCE…. the Lord Himself!
Fear the Lord…. realize there are consequences when we don’t follow the biblical principles He’s given to us in His Word
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. – Job 28:28 KJV
Listen more. Be willing to increase your learning and not take on the attitude that you know it all. Seek godly advice from wise counselors.
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: – Proverbs 1:5 KJV
Today, you have the opportunity to become wealthier! Seek wisdom from God. Dig in God’s Word and increase your learning!
May God bless you and your family,