2 Chronicles 1:10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?
Why do you go to church? I read a story of a husband and wife driving home from church and the wife asked the husband, “Did you see Harriet’s hat?” The husband said, “no, I guess I didn’t.” After a short pause, she inquired, “Did you see the pastors new tie?” Again the husband responded, “sorry, I must have missed that too.” Again there was a pause and the wife asked, “did you see Miss Martha’s new necklace and earrings?” The husband replied, “No honey, I didn’t see the jewelry either.” To which she abruptly snapped, “Why do you even go to church?” The truth is, we often do things for the wrong reason, or for no reason at all.
Everyone has read how Solomon asked for wisdom and knowledge, instead of wealth or power, and God blessed him with everything. Yet in his request we can see he is already wise. It’s not the “WHAT,” but the “WHY,” that makes this such a wise request. Solomon realized without the wisdom of God, he would never be able to do the job God had called him to do. For him to be the leader God expected him to be, he was going to need a lot more wisdom and understanding than he by himself had. The “WHY” of Solomon’s request is what makes this such a wise request. To be all that God calls us to be requires the leading and guiding of God in our lives. When we think we have it all figured out on our own, we’re in serious trouble.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says; “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” If that what we want, and what we do, we can be wise like Solomon.
How wise are you?
Living In His Word Ministries
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director