God's Word For Today

Daily Devotional

Yearning to Serve

Read 1 Kings 1:1 through 3:28, Luke 16:19 through 17:10

When a reporter recently asked people what they want most in life, what were the top answers she received? Most people wanted happiness and money so they could satisfy their fleshly longings.


This is where the Lord’s servants differ from most people. God’s people long to receive wisdom so they can correctly follow the Spirit’s guidance. When the Lord asked the newly anointed King Solomon what he most wanted, Solomon asked for discernment to justly rule Israel.


“Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong” (1 Kings 3:8–9).


Solomon’s desire was to faithfully serve God. As a result, not only did God generously bless Solomon with wisdom, He also gave him wealth and allowed him to be honored throughout the world.


Thought for Today: It’s our Father’s delight to bless those who seek to do His will.


Quicklook: 1 Kings 3:4–15