I Kings 3:9 08/06/19

08.05.19 | Justin Dix |

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Old Testament King Solomon prays for wisdom to lead his people.

I Kings 3:9 [Solomon prayed] “So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil.” (NASB)

This is a remarkable moment in the Bible.  King Solomon has just begun his reign, and gathers the people, making a thousand burnt offerings to God, seeking His guidance.  How it must have pleased the Almighty to have this young king humble himself.  Then God appears to Solomon in a dream and told him to ask for whatever he wanted!  What would you say??

It's a testament to Solomon's devotion and submission to God that his request was for wisdom to lead Israel.  Solomon felt keenly his inadequacies in taking his father's throne;  when you are honest about your weaknesses, God is only too glad to provide the strength needed to accomplish His will.  (Philippians 4:13)  God never gives His children just what we ask -- He always gives more!









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