Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.…
I. KNOWLEDGE MUST BE RECEIVED.
1. Do not refuse knowledge offered you in the Book of God.
2. Do not refuse instruction offered you by God's ministers.
II. KNOWLEDGE MUST BE RECEIVED BY WAY OF INSTRUCTION. Instruction is necessary, as it does not come by nature, and God does not teach it now by miracle.
III. KNOWLEDGE MUST BE MORE READILY RECEIVED THAN SILVER OR GOLD. It can do that which gold and silver can never do. It is the best riches. More is gotten by labouring for knowledge than for money.
(Francis Taylor, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.