“Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this great people of Yours?” (1:10)
The thing about this move that’s truly amazing, is
- Solomon sees His reign over Israel as a task bigger than himself
- He admits His dependence on the LORD to do it well
- He wants to do it well for the glory of the LORD, who was with his father
We all have been entrusted with something from the LORD. Our time, relationships, talents, positions, etc. How seriously do we take these tasks? Do we see their size and significance? Do we walk in it humbly, knowing we need the LORD? Do we want the summation of our lives to glorify the LORD?
What has the LORD given you? When was the last time you asked for wisdom? How can you make a habit of presenting your time, relationships, talents and positions to the LORD; requesting His wisdom?
He loves to answer the prayers of the humble.