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Wisdom

Read 1 Kings 2:1 through 3:28

Many people in positions of authority make unwise decisions. That is a problem because those unwise decisions impact many others. Wisdom is crucial for those in authority.

When Solomon became king of Israel, he admitted that he did not know how to carry out his duties. He asked God for wisdom to help him rule over the people.

“So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?” (1 Kings 3:9).

God was pleased with Solomon’s prayer. He granted Solomon wisdom as well as riches and honor. God also said that Solomon needed to obey Him. Blessing comes from obedience.

But what if you do not have a position of authority? What if you lead a quiet life at home raising your children? God grants wisdom to anyone who asks for it. When we live in obedience, God blesses us.

Prayer Suggestion: God, please give me wisdom in everything I do and say.

Quicklook: 1 Kings 3:4–15

 

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