Substitute in your thinking ‘her’ to be the feminine kundalini energy, and note the feminine (Kundalini) is also the wisdom…

Proverbs 3:13-20 King James Version 

13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

19 The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

Proverbs 3 : 13-20 KJV   Bible

More about the snake~

Since the most ancient times in history, the symbolical worship of the serpent has been seen world wide and is found everywhere, from  America, to ancient Babylonia, Assyria, Mesopotamia, Persia, India, Cachmere, China, Japan, Arabia, Syria, Colchis, and Asia Minor. Since the dawn of recorded human time, many of our ancestors had recorded their adoration of the serpent in stone, onto walls and on paper. Without a doubt it is one of the most ancient and widely accepted symbols of spiritual wisdom that has ever been in existence.

The serpent in most all cultures has a similar meaning and is generally accepted as a symbol of divine wisdom and spiritual purity.

Symbolically in Sahaja Yoga
The kundalini energy would be illustrated as the snake and it easy to see why. The Kundalini energy lies dormant in three and a half coils in the Sacrum bone, as named by the Greeks meaning, ‘Sacred Bone’ So tyhe Kundalini is symbolically coiled up in the dormant state, like a snake stays in this state for months before it eats, then it rises up, exactly like cobra, which is what the Kundalini does when it is awakened. It’s not at all related to it’s behaviour of the snake on the gross level, it’s purely symbolic picture, of the state of rest and a state of awakening.