Prompted by a Scripture that came to mind, I took a brief stroll through the Proverbs. Here is what I found:
For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. Proverbs 8:11
Better is little with the fear of The Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith. Proverbs 15:16
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. Proverbs 15:17
Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. Proverbs 16:8
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! Proverbs 16:16
Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. Proverbs 16:19
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. Proverbs 16:32
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than a house full of sacrifices with strife. Proverbs 17:1
It is better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house. Proverbs 21:9
It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman. Proverbs 21:19
So, what are the better things?
A life with God … walking in wisdom and understanding … living in righteousness and integrity … having love and humility … in a home with peace and harmony.
Yes, Lord, I am persuaded that these are the better things.