Solomon praised God and offered sacrifices to worship Him. Christ Connection: King Solomon could have asked for earthly treasures, but he asked for wisdom to lead God’s people.
Solomon asked for wisdom so the he could rightly govern the nation. The Bible then states that God gave Solomon “a wise and understanding heart.”1 This does not mean that the king understood everything at once. He still had to apply himself to the pursuit of knowledge . He did just that, but not as we would expect.
O God and Heavenly Father, Grant to us the serenity of mind to accept that which cannot be changed; courage to change that which can be changed, and wisdom to know the one from the other, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
How to Have Wisdom from God According to the Bible Ask for wisdom from God . Ask faithfully. Be a God -fearing person. Be humble. Be prudent. Be peaceful and considerate. Read the Holy Scriptures and know the words of God . Know our Lord better.
In a dream, God asks King Solomon what gift he’d like. And Solomon can choose anything – courage, strength, even money or fame. He chooses an understanding heart. Wisdom , so he can make good decisions for his people.
In 1 Kings he sacrificed to God , and God later appeared to him in a dream, asking what Solomon wanted from God . Solomon asked for wisdom . Pleased, God personally answered Solomon’s prayer, promising him great wisdom because he did not ask for self-serving rewards like long life or the death of his enemies.
It is an apocryphal work (noncanonical for Jews and Protestants) but is included in the Septuagint (Greek translation of the Old Testament ) and was accepted into the Roman canon. The other deuterocanonical wisdom book, the Wisdom of Solomon , was written in Greek,
In the Bible (I went to Sunday school as a kid) we’re told that King Solomon was the wealthiest man to ever live. Solomon probably wasn’t even the richest king in his own lifetime, supposedly circa 970 to 931 bc, or even the top 10 for that matter.
He is portrayed as great in wisdom, wealth and power beyond either of the previous kings of the country, but also as a king who sinned. His sins included idolatry, marrying foreign women and, ultimately, turning away from Yahweh, and they led to the kingdom’s being torn in two during the reign of his son Rehoboam.
Grant me, Lord, the wisdom to understand the difficulties along my path and allow me to feel and see Your comforting hand in the midst of these troubles. Bless me with a faith that gives me the confidence to face difficulties unfazed, knowing that Your plans are always perfect. Amen.
Wisdom is the first and highest gift of the Holy Spirit , because it is the perfection of faith. Through wisdom , we come to value properly those things which we believe through faith.
Proverbs 2:1–6 Tune your ears to wisdom , and concentrate on understanding . Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding . Search for them as you would for silver, seek them like hidden treasures.
Loving God , I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, lend skill to the hands of my healers, and bless the means used for my cure. Give me such confidence in the power of your grace, that even when I am afraid, I may put my whole trust in you; through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Remember, the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom , and wisdom is to depart from evil. “The path of the righteous are directed by the Lord ; and as many as are led by the Spirit of God are God’s children.” This is only when you are not living in sin can you be directed by the Holy Spirit.
The Bible says in Proverbs 4:6-7, “Do not forsake wisdom , and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom . Though it cost all you have, get understanding.”