I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. 1 Kings 3:12-13

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.

William Shakespeare

King Solomon asked God for wisdom, but he asked specifically to do a good job in what God called him to do. The Bible says that up until then Israel had 2 kings. King Saul who lost the kingdom because of pride, and king David who had a heart conformed to the heart of God. King David was a great king, the Bible speaks about him all through out the scriptures even the New Testament. He not only had big shoes to fill, but he was also made responsible for the people of God.

This was no breeze in the park, this was a mighty task. Solomon was raised in the kings palace so he knew a thing or two about reigning over a kingdom. But it was reverence and humility which led him to ask God for wisdom. And God honores his posture.

We may be gifted, knowledgeable and well trained in many things, but God is wisdom and we need him to do even the smallest of tasks.

Let’s pray:

Thank you Lord Jesus, today I pray for courage and boldness. I pray you break our routines but give us faith and strategy to succeed. I pray for keen discernment to know which doors are for us to walk through and which are not for us. In Jesus name, Amen.

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