Just a little reminder this morning of a conversation Solomon had with the Father. It’s a story from which we can gather wisdom. 🙂
and there Shlomo and the community consulted him.
6 On the bronze altar at the tent of meeting Shlomo offered a thousand burnt offerings before Adonai.
7 That night God appeared to Shlomo and said to him, “Tell me what I should give you.”
8 Shlomo said to God, “You showed much grace to your servant David my father and have made me king in his place.
9 Now, Adonai, God, you have been faithful to your promise to David my father; for you have made me king over a people as numerous as the grains of dust on the earth.
10 So now, give me wisdom and knowledge; so that I will be able to lead this people. For who is equal to judging this great people of yours?”
11 God said to Shlomo, “Because you set your heart on this — because, instead of asking for riches, wealth, honor, the death of those who hate you, or long life, you asked for wisdom and knowledge for yourself, so that you would be able to judge my people, over whom I made you king —
12 not only are wisdom and knowledge being given to you, but I will also give you riches, wealth and honor such as no king before you has ever had; and no king after you will have as much.”
13 So Shlomo came away from the high place at Giv‘on, from in front of the tent of meeting, to Yerushalayim; and he ruled over Isra’el.
Giv’on – a/k/a Gibeon
Yerushalayim – Jerusalem
They consulted Him! They consulted the LORD. I like that! I’d like a world of people consulting the LORD and determining in their hearts even before He speaks that we will do as He says.
Can you imagine GOD saying to you, tell me what you want Me to do for you? What would you say?
ADONAI was well pleased that Solomon (Shlomo) did not ask to be made rich times three (riches, wealth, honor); nor did he ask for the death of his enemies (if you ask me this is a big deal – some of us want our enemies’ heads on a silver platter or at least that is the way we talk sometimes) or for the promise of a long life here on planet earth. It seems to me, Solomon was a pretty smart cookie even before he applied for wisdom. 🙂
Jokes aside. Tonight I was just appreciating Shlomo’s conversation with ABBA and I thought I’d just remind us how Shlomo became the wisest of men.
So can we!
5 Now if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all generously and without reproach; and it will be given to him.
Thank You, ABBA, for humor, thank You for wisdom, thank You for loving us and for always answering our prayers in loving wisdom. Thank You for a successful surgery for Carolyn and You know two doctor visits in particular that are yet to be for two lovely women, glorify Yourself in this I pray. Align our hearts so You can shine Your Face upon us in YESHUA’s name.