“What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!” —I Kings 3:5
The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for wisdom. So God replied, “Because you have asked for wisdom in governing my people with justice and have not asked for a long life or wealth or the death of your enemies—I will give you what you asked for! I will give you a wise and understanding heart such as no one else has had or ever will have! —I Kings 3:10-12
When all Israel heard the king’s decision, the people were in awe of the king, for they saw the wisdom God had given him for rendering justice. —I Kings 3:28
God gave Solomon very great wisdom and understanding, and knowledge as vast as the sands of the seashore. In fact, his wisdom exceeded that of all the wise men of the East and the wise men of Egypt. He was wiser than anyone else, including Ethan the Ezrahite and the sons of Mahol—Heman, Calcol, and Darda. His fame spread throughout all the surrounding nations. —I Kings 4:29-31
I was transporting children from our daycare to public kindergarten recently and one little 6 year old boy said, “Mr. White, I prayed to God twice and He did not answer me.” I asked him, “What did you pray for?” He said, “Wisdom and strength.” This coming from a 6 year old boy!
We talked about that and how God will answer him, but it is when He is ready to answer. He does not always answer us immediately. God will surely give him wisdom as he seeks to follow Jesus. It was not long ago that this little boy had asked his mom for his own Bible. He mom got him a children’s Bible and he has been reading it on his own.
What have you prayed for recently? Do you trust God to truly answer you? He will in His time. You seek to be faithful now and trust Him to answer according to His will in His time. Be faithful and wait on Him.
Solomon asked for wisdom and God gave it to him. For the follower of Jesus— “God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord” (I Corinthians 1:28-31). May it be so!
Dear Father, I am grateful that You are more concerned about us then we are about ourselves. May I trust You to answer as I seek to live according to Your will. May this be so in the in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7K6noRDpkg&list=PLcHqC9YNzSaD-O-rkP9o8hDA9jJ_oja4l&index=52