Saturday, October 2, 2010

Solomon's wisdom

I wrote in the previous posting that King Solomon was rich in wisdom given by God. Let me introduce the relevant background from the verses of 1 Kings of the Old Testament.

God appeared to Solomon in a dream and said to him,
"Ask for whatever you want me to give you."(1 Kings 3:5)
Solomon answered,
"Now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?".(1 Kings 3:7-9)
The Lord was so pleased to hear this and He said again to Solomon,
"Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both riches and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. And if you walk in my ways and obey my statutes and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life." (1 Kings 3:11-14)

Like Solomon, I pray to the Lord every morning before leaving home for office, "Jesus. Please give me wisdom and help me with my duties at work." for there will be unforeseen matters while working.

Thank you for reading and God bless you!
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