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Asking for Knowledge and Wisdom

Scripture

“That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”

2 Chronicles 1:7 NIV

“Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?”

2 Chronicles 1:10 NIV

Observation

Solomon fame goes beyond his wealth or the temple he built to the Lord. He is also known for his wisdom to govern his people. At this time he could asked for anything and God would give him: wealth, possession, honour, victory, a long life. But he asked for wisdom and knowledge coming from the Lord. The Lord not just gave him wisdom and knowledge but all the other things he did not ask.

Application

I should always ask God to give me wisdom and knowledge. These are not meant to raise pride in my life, nor be used for my own, but it is meant to help to lead my family, my work and my ministry. The wisdom coming from the Lord will help me to do the right thing, take the region decisions, discern what is God’s will, and as a consequence, I’ll be blessed in different areas of my life, because the Lord is guiding me.

“God said to Solomon, ‘Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, possessions or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king, therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, possessions and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have.’”

2 Chronicles 1:11-12 NIV

To have the knowledge and wisdom form the Lord must be my heart’s true desire.

Prayer

Lord, give me wisdom and knowledge that does not come from men but from you, so I am able to do your will in my life, my family, my work and ministry. May your knowledge and wisdom guide me to help people to come closer to you. In Jesus name I pray.

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