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Meditation: Are You Wise Enough to Ask for Wisdom?
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There is some confusion how old Solomon was when he became the King of Israel after his father David. His age is not listed in the Bible. Some say that he was as young as twelve years old when he became King. Other historians place his age as at least 20 years of age. The Bible is clear that he ruled for 40 years- the best years in Israel’s history.

According to 1 Kings 3, what is clear is that Solomon “loved the Lord”. So whether he was 12 or 20 the Lord came to Solomon in a dream and said,” Ask! What shall I give you?”

Beginning in verse 7 of that chapter is the young man’s response.

“Now, O LORD my God, You have made your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted. 9Therefore give to your servant an understanding heart to judge your people that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of yours?”

What if God asked, no commanded, you to respond to the question, What Shall I Give You?”

Seriously. What would you ask for? Riches? Long life? Power? 700 spouses like Solomon eventually had? Eternal health? The wish list could go on and on.

Do you remember being 20? Would you have decided that presented with the bounty of the universe your request would have been an understanding heart to judge and discern good and evil for the good of all?

The book of James says that gift is available to all who are his children. In James 1:5 it says,” If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men liberally, and reproaches not; and it shall be given him.”

God grant me the wisdom to implore God for wisdom.

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