If you want to be the Gold and the Silver,
You must Know the Waiting Upon the Lord,
The Looking Up to the Lord,
Praying with Believing Faith,
Laying aside yourself,
Cutting off the flesh,
And Dealing with all that is of yourself.
This takes time, and it is costly.
But Value can come to you in no other way.
That which is of Value is all out from God.
All else – what you get from your own thinking or reasoning, what you work out with your own strength – is cheap and valueless.