Suppose you’re given the three choices below regarding “wisdom & knowledge” and you can only “choose one” out of it.
Which would you choose?
(1) An in depth skill-type-knowledge in playing the guitar (example). And it’s revealed to you (by wisdom) that this may make the most amount of money and fame (in numbers) for you.
(2) An in depth academic-type-knowledge of Math (example). It’s also made known (by wisdom) that this can bring in some money to you but more so the highest respect (position wise) by men toward you in this present age.
(3) An in depth Bible-based-knowledge in understanding the intricacies of Theology such as the Mystery of Christ (example) to the extent it’s allowed to be “made known”. She (wisdom) clearly says that this cannot bring in any money (when obeyed in the Perfect Way) and causes the world to hate you instead (because it hates God actually) whilst causing you “great sufferings” in this present evil age.
With regards to the “afterlife” (His Kingdom), wisdom also reveals that choices (1) and (2) have almost “no” value while choice (3) yields the “highest value”.
Bonus for this life:
If you’re willing to “deny Him” (reject choice 3 univocally), the “wisdom of this world” (originating from Satan) says that you’ll be given “great pleasure” especially with “money, women, luxuries and other indulgences” (of various desires of the flesh – satisfying it).
Bonus for the afterlife:
Wisdom (of God) speaks the truth that “choice 3” will merit “sufferings and trials” (and you will “miss” out on the ‘worldly pleasures’ of drunkenness, women, drugs etc which you’ll never get to enjoy for there isn’t even a marriage in His Kingdom anymore after this life —>)
(so, do you want to *miss* all this permanently? asks the wisdom of this world; why not “enjoy first” since one day everyone is going to be saved due to God’s goodness, even if it’s after a long time?)
Wisdom of God responds:
For it’s written that “all” who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will “suffer persecution” (guaranteed) but the rewards for enduring it are in the afterlife where it has not been made known to men, for it’s also written that:
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9)
So, make thy choice wisely between the “wisdom of this world” versus the “Wisdom of God” (don’t regret it, ya?)
Likewise, each man makes his “own choice” (by his “own freewill”) and his portion for this life as well as for the afterlife is rendered fairly.