“With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. My fruit is better than fine gold;what I yield surpasses choice silver.” Proverbs 8:18, 19
Today's verse talks about how God's instruction, wisdom and knowledge are better than all gold or fine silver. Even back in the days when Proverbs was written, men struggled with money and talked about the lure of money. I'm sure it has been that way since the fall.
Earlier in verse 11 it states,
for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
Obviously this shows what God desires for our lives. He desires that we follow his path and become students of his word. We should have a yearning for his word, much more so than our yearnings for things of this world. The things of the kingdom are far more valuable, and we should treat them as such.