“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.”—Proverbs 30:5
There is refuse and safety in wisdom. Even the most independent person will eventually have to trust something or someone. If the atheist has a stroke, the atheist must trust the medical professionals for care. If the mean old man develops dementia, and goes to a nursing home, his quality of life will depend on the nursing assistants. And as we age, no matter our health status, all of us will need help on some level.
The best investment we can make is to invest in wisdom. The word of God, as passed down through the generations, is that wisdom. As we analyze it, practical lessons flow forth. As we learn to recognize wisdom, we will begin seeing it in other writings. We’ll hear it in conversation. We’ll feel it anytime someone expresses it. The word of God is our foundation. The word is everything.