To be like Solomon

Hopefully you didn’t think because I started on my mission with the blog yesterday that I was going to leave scripture out of the equation, LOL. I find it ironic these days that many Christ-followers are on a mission, trying to set the world on fire, yet you rarely hear them share scripture online or through discussions with you. Do those you’re in contact with this week a favor and pass on a word God’s shown you. Here’s some goodness that I know I’m going to need to glance over, and over, and over….

God answered Solomon, “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked possessions, wealth, honor, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked long life, but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may govern my people over whom I have made you king, wisdom and knowledge are granted to you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings had who were before you, and none after you shall have the like.” So Solomon came from the high place at Gibeon, from before the tent of meeting, to Jerusalem. And he reigned over Israel. 2 Chronicles 1:11-13

Sometimes I tell myself that I need to seek first the kingdom of God, and then forget to keep searching for it after I’ve experienced a piece of it. Solomon had these qualities in his heart. They weren’t just thoughts that flew through both ears and sped onto the next mind. They stuck. What I find to be the shocker of the passage is that after he left the high place he just went and reigned, like it was something that came naturally. Like Michael Jordan just stepping onto the court and draining 63 points with ease. You don’t just do that…’s not human nature. I think this is what set Solomon apart. Not his wisdom or what he was responsible for. It was that he stayed true to God, and didn’t approach Him for more because He could handle it. Definitely something those into the prosperity gospel these days need to look over. And definitely something I have to put into practice after having looked over it! How hard is it to ask for something so that you can shed light into the life of others?

  1. Hi,
    Thanks so much for this great reminder! The other thing I was thinking as reading this is that sometimes we ask for things we think we need, when in all actuality their just our wants.
    God blesses our act of surrender tno His perfect Will.
    Thanks again, and have a blessed rest of the week!

    Andy and Miranda – In Him

  2. Chris Yoder

    Thanks for the reminder of the vital importance of Scripture in our lives! Apart from God's Word, we have no direction for our lives, and we have no direction to offer others, either!

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