King David was a great king, the Bible speaks about him all through out the scriptures even the New Testament. King Solomon not only had big shoes to fill, but he was also aware that as king he would be responsible for the people of God.
The Bible says that up until then, Israel had only had 2 kings. King Saul lost the kingdom because of pride and king David had a heart conformed to the heart of God. When David passed, God had ordained for Solomon to become king. King Solomon learned a few things from his father, like humbling himself before God. He asked God for wisdom understanding that in order to do a good job in that which God called him to do, He would need the wisdom that comes from Him.
King Solomon was competent, he was raised in the kings palace so he knew a thing or two about reigning over a kingdom. But his reverence and humility for God led him to ask God for wisdom. The scriptures say that our own human wisdom, is sensual and not of God. If we remember, Solomon is known to be the most wise king that ever reigned. God honored his posture by giving him more than what He asked for (1 Kings 3:12-13).
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. When we ask for wisdom, the Lord will give us more than we ask for.
For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Thank you Lord Jesus, today I pray for courage and boldness. I pray you break us out of our routines and give us faith and strategy to succeed in you. May we search the scriptures and know your character, so that we may not be fooled. 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.