Good Answer, Solomon!

At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, "Ask for whatever you want me to give you."
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 3:5,9

Good answer, Solomon, good answer. Out of all the things that Solomon could have requested, a discerning heart was the absolute best. As King, he could have power and wealth and prominence and fame and whatever his heart desired. But few with that kind of authority and power have had the desire to be wise. It's sad but true. The folks who need it the most are the least likely to ask for it because they think they're invincible.

Look at the countless years of history: none of those leaders were invincible. None. They all have come and gone. So, too, the current crop of leaders will come and go.

Once again, I urge you to pray for your leaders, that they will have a heart of wisdom and will desire to discern between right and wrong. Leaders today do not need more fame or power or wealth or beauty. They need wisdom.

And so do we.

One response to “Good Answer, Solomon!”

  1. You are so right about our leaders. They need our prayer, regardless of their politcal affliation.
    I love what James says –
    If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
    James 1:5

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