Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – 1 Kings

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“At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, ‘Ask for whatever you want me to give you.’

Solomon answered, ‘You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day. Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?’ The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this.”   1 Kings 3:5-10


Solomon is now the king of Israel and he’s pretty apprehensive about this new position, especially because his father David has been such a highly respected man of God. The Lord tells Solomon to ask for anything to help him with this new position of king, and instead of asking for wealth, health, and fifty-yard line seats at the Super Bowl, Solomon humbly asks for the wisdom to guide the nation of Israel. Oh that every leader in our county would humble themselves before the Lord and ask for wisdom to guide their constituents!


The Lord is so pleased with Solomon’s humble request that not only does the Lord enable Solomon to be a wise ruler, but the Lord blesses Solomon materially far beyond what Solomon could have ever imagined.


You and I may never live in the White House or pastor a church (I’m certainly not putting those two in the same boat!), but the Lord is still just looking for humble hearts that are willing to serve the Lord in gladness, and who will love people as Christ loves people. What are you asking for today?