Here is another bit of wisdom that has impressed me as I have watched the way our world works.
There was a small town with only a few people living in it, and a great king came with his army and besieged it.
There was a poor, wise man living there who knew how to save the town, and so it was rescued. But afterward no one thought any more about him.
Then I realized that though wisdom is better than strength, those who are wise will be despised if they are poor. What they say will not be appreciated for long.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)