God had kept His promise to King David, and Solomon became king after his father. Solomon was aware that the people he was to lead were, “as many as the dust of the earth”. The responsibility of leading the nation of so many people would be great. When God told Solomon to ask for what he wanted, he showed wisdom already. He simply asked for wisdom and understanding to lead the people.
When I am given a responsibility by God, it is my desire to do it all with wisdom and understanding.
Father God, what a great example You have given us with Solomon! Whatever You assign as my responsibility, I too ask for wisdom and understanding to do it well, and for You. Thank You that You are faithful and good. AMEN
I will give an offering to show thanks to God. I know that is what will honor my God. I know that I can call to You and You will answer. Psalm 50
So I Can Lead
7 That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” 8 Solomon answered, “You have been very kind to my father David, and you have made me king in his place. 9 Now, LORD God, may your promise to my father David come true. You have made me king of a people who are as many as the dust of the earth. 10 Now give me wisdom and knowledge so I can lead these people in the right way, because no one can rule them without your help.” 11 God said to Solomon, “You have not asked for wealth or riches or honor, or for the death of your enemies, or for a long life. But since you have asked for wisdom and knowledge to lead my people, over whom I have made you king, 12 I will give you wisdom and knowledge. I will also give you more wealth, riches, and honor than any king who has lived before you or any who will live after you.” (2 Chronicles 1:7-12 NCV)
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