"On that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, “Ask! What shall I give you?” And Solomon said to God: “You have shown great mercy to David my father, and have made me king in his place. Now, O Lord God, let Your promise to David my father be established, for You have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this great people of Yours?” Then God said to Solomon: “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honor or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life—but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king— wisdom and knowledge are granted to you; and I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings have had who were before you, nor shall any after you have the like.”
-2 Chronicles 1:7-12
In response to Solomon's request for wisdom and knowledge to govern the people of Israel, God was pleased with Solomon's heart and granted his request. Moreover, God promised to bless Solomon with riches, wealth, and honor that would surpass all the kings before and after him.
We can learn much from God's response to Solomon's request. Firstly, it demonstrates the importance of having a heart that seeks God's will. Solomon's request was not self-centered or focused on personal gain, but instead, on serving the people he was called to lead. His request was in line with God's heart for the nation of Israel.
Secondly, it shows us that when we seek after God and His will, He is pleased to bless us abundantly. God is not stingy in His blessings and desires to see us prosper in all areas of our lives. However, we must seek Him first and trust Him to provide for us.
Solomon's example teaches us the value of prioritizing others and seeking God's guidance in our own lives as we strive to draw closer to Jesus.
Daily Battle Order
Examine your heart for the people and responsibilities that God has provided for you to Steward. Pray for those in your charge and ask God how you can bless them, and others you may encounter.
Fri, Apr 14
The Battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga give us pivotal stories of battle that provide lessons for each of us as Kingdom men in our own battles today. Join us for great meals, campfire discussions and a day on the actual battlefields.