Friday, March 31, 2017


[Solomon replied,] “Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern Your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this Your great people?”  (1 Kings 3:9 ESV)

When given a chance to have anything in the world, Solomon asked for wisdom -- “an understanding mind” -- in order to lead well and to make right decisions. We can ask God for this same wisdom (James 1:5). Notice that Solomon asked for understanding to carry out his job; he did not ask God to do the job for him. We should not ask God to do for us what He wants to do through us. Instead, we should asked God to give us the wisdom to know what to do and the courage to follow through on it.

-- from “The Life Application Study Bible”


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