(2 Chronicles 1:1-13) Solomon could have asked for anything but he asked for wisdom. If you study further you will see that the wisdom Solomon received gave him more than he could ever have asked for.
I know that I will never have the wisdom that Solomon had, however I desire for my own life to rely on the wisdom that God gives us in His Word. His Word is the ultimate source of knowledge and truth. God promises that is we live according to His Word that our lives will be richly blessed. That is my desire.
(1 Chronicles 28:1-21) God gave King David direction for him to pass on to his son Solomon. The most important thing that David expressed to his son was the need to keep his mind focused on following God’s calling in his life.
This same direction that David passed on to his son, we are also called to in our own lives. We may not have been called to serve as king over a nation, but God does call us all according to the plan He has for us. While we are living out His plan we are called to keep our minds focused on His will for our lives. There is amazing truth to live by, found in the scriptures. God calls us to live according to His word.
The real question for us each day is, how are we going to live our lives pleasing to God and following Him. In our work, or any other activities, we can be seen as under the direction of others, but ultimately we are still under the calling of God. We need to decide if we are going to put others direction above God’s. How can I keep God’s truth and calling as my focus today? I desire to give me work over to Him, so that it is not me that does the work but God who does the work through me.
(1 Kings 3:1-15) After David has passed away his son Solomon took his place as king over Israel. Solomon also followed the request of his father by seeking after God and following His commands. God was pleased with Solomon’s desire to follow Him and so offered to give him anything that he wanted. Solomon’s heart shown through his request to God, he desired to be able to lead God’s people and be a good king in God’s eyes. Solomon’s request for wisdom was the kind of request that made God very happy. God gave Solomon the wisdom he asked for, but along with it came everything else he could have dreamed of asking.
The truth that God shares with us through Solomon is that, above all, we need only wisdom for our lives. If we seeks God’s wisdom for our lives everything else will be blessed as a result. None of us will ever have the kind of wisdom that God gave Solomon, however it should be the desire of our heart to seek out God’s wisdom in all areas of our lives. Our prayers to God should begin with a request for wisdom and all other things will be taken care of through it.