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Give Me Wisdom and Knowledge


King Solomon chose wisdom and knowledge. Upon becoming King over Israel in the place of his dad, King David, Solomon was approached by the Creator and asked, what shall be given to him.

The first thing Solomon asked for was for the promise to David to be established.

Give Me Wisdom and Knowledge

What happened here?

He made a selfish, selfless request. He prayed for his father. Selfish, in that it was his father right… selfless because it was still for someone other than himself.¬†More importantly, Solomon prayed for the Word of God to be established.

10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?

King Solomon went on to ask for wisdom and knowledge to be able to lead God’s people. King Solomon knew he needed the sense, the discretion, and prudence to lead this people. He also knew he needed the understanding, the know-how to lead a people.

Give Me Wisdom and Knowledge

If the Creator of the world shows up to you and asks you what do you want, the average person would have said, “money,” “prestige,” and “long life,” but not King Solomon. He wanted the knowledge and wisdom to do God’s work. He was granted what he asked for.

12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.

This sort of reminds me of something…

Matthew chapter 6

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Seek God first in all your doings and “choosings,” and all other desires, needs, and wants, will be added to you. What are you asking for and what are you doing first?





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