Wisdom and Strength.
Which of these two do you seek?
If wisdom is the "right use or exercise of knowledge", then we must first have knowledge (of God and the universe) to be wise and make right choices in "attempting good or avoiding evil" in the world of today. Strength simply means power. In physics, strength is the rate at which energy is transferred, changed or transformed. And energy is the ability to do work. Therefore, Strength=>Power=>Energy=>Work , and this is what "the world" has promised many that are seeking for the ability to effect change,without wisdom. The whole world is enticed by the promise of strength-without-wisdom. They say and have concluded that Wisdom (i.e, Christ Jesus) is too tough to understand, involves exercises, restraints and He/it takes too long when compared to strength which is easily acquired in riches, politics, occultism, cultism, etc.
What difference does it make?
What difference will a man be compared to an animal, if he lacks wisdom? Most animals needs strength and basic instinct to survive, and it seem like with their limited "mind/view" they've become wiser than men. The world today is struggling to survive just like the animals for lack of knowledge. Hos 4:6 says "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children." When human beings that are created to be seeking and searching out the right use and exercise of knowledge(i.e, Wisdom), are themselves brought down (that is, blinded)to the level of animals, then man and his world needs Christ Jesus, our Wisdom.
To want to get rich at any cost is greatly lacking in wisdom and foolish tending only to evil. This is what the world today have forgotten about, knowing that history is about to repeat itself in that the world became blind and foolish, trusting in their own strength, cursed by God, and ultimately crucified Wisdom, that is Christ Jesus. Judas did read the scriptures but never came to the understanding that it was him that will betray Wisdom.
Many people today are about to repeat the same thing in this "get rich or die poor" world of the accursed. The saints of God must separate themselves from this curse by seeking to know Wisdom (i.e, Christ Jesus). Rev_18:4 says, "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." for He, Wisdom is the ONLY way out from under this curse.
Blindness(deception) is being rolled upon the eyes of many once again, while Wisdom and Truth are crucified daily in the streets, cities and nations of the world today.
Do not trust in your own strength or that of others, it same as "trusting in flesh" and weapons. This is nothing but a curse.
Pro 8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Ecc 9:16 Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
Ecc 9:18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.
Note that Wisdom is a Person that rubies/money and weapons can never be comparable to.