I’ve been going through the Bible in a variety of ways for over thirty years. When I was in my twenties I read where Solomon ask God for wisdom and He gave it to him and so much more. This has always intrigued me so years ago I prayed God would give me wisdom like Solomon. And He has! Today when I read it I pray it again and now I pray it for my family and my church. And that they would put this amazing wisdom into practice so that revival would come. I thank God this great deed is already done!
I have confidently realized something. There are certain desires that God has put in my heart and it’s an important part of God’s will for my life!
Solomon asked for wisdom to rule Israel. God gave it to him. He also blessed him with riches and fame. Solomon had flaws though in which he did not use his amazing wisdom. He had many wives and offered sacrifices to false god’s.
1 Kings 3:3-14
3 Solomon loved the Lord and followed all the decrees of his father, David, except that Solomon, too, offered sacrifices and burned incense at the local places of worship. 4 The most important of these places of worship was at Gibeon, so the king went there and sacrificed 1,000 burnt offerings. 5 That night the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream, and God said, “What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!”
6 Solomon replied, “You showed great and faithful love to your servant my father, David, because he was honest and true and faithful to you. And you have continued to show this great and faithful love to him today by giving him a son to sit on his throne.
7 “Now, O Lord my God, you have made me king instead of my father, David, but I am like a little child who doesn’t know his way around. 8 And here I am in the midst of your own chosen people, a nation so great and numerous they cannot be counted! 9 Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great people of yours?”
10 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for wisdom. 11 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— 12 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! 13 And I will also give you what you did not ask for—riches and fame! No other king in all the world will be compared to you for the rest of your life! 14 And if you follow me and obey my decrees and my commands as your father, David, did, I will give you a long life.”