"An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest"






I enjoy reading educational quotes and thought it'd be fun to share this particular one by Benjamin Franklin, which definitely has a clever play on words! In our day, we often hear about financial services, IRAs, and which retirement plans will bring on the highest yield. When we see or hear words like "investment" and "interest" in the same sentence, together, it's not uncommon for us to correlate them with finances.

Of course, Mr. Franklin's quote had an entirely different meaning to it. There's nothing wrong with planning for our financial future, but I personally agree that the biggest return on investment definitely comes from the knowledge and wisdom we accrue throughout our lifetime. Old or young, every day can be a learning experience.

From a Christian standpoint, there's always room to grow in our knowledge and walk with God. The Book of Proverbs is a wonderful resource for gaining God's wisdom. Here are just two related verses that stand out for me (from a collection of many) when I think about Franklin's quote, above:



The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.
 – Proverbs 18:15


Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. 
– Proverbs 20:15





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