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The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the folly of fools brings folly (Proverbs 14:24, ESV). What kind of wealth is in view? Surely, most will interpret it as financial wealth, but is that really the idea? Contrast the word “wise” with the word “folly.” One who is economically poor is guilty of folly? Not hardly. Similarly, one who is materially wealthy is wise? Experience tells us this is not necessarily so. While wise people may gain wealth, the one who is wealthy in spiritual matters is truly wise. That with which he is generous, his spiritual wisdom and teaching, pays dividends all the years of his life. The folly, though, has what to offer?