There are times when a humble response gains more. I love it when Solomon says many times in his books that wisdom is more precious then gold and silver combined. In fact that is what he asked for when presented the question by God.
I Kings 3: 8-15
Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?” The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for both wealth and honor so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.” Then Solomon awoke and he realized it had been a dream. This to me is the most profound thing a lowly man can ask for. It is so humble yet wise. We must take heed to do so today. There is so much to discern. There are so many wolves in sheep's clothing. I could not live my day without asking God for this important strength needed to get through the days and times that we live.