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“May God bless you and me with abundant wisdom and understanding.” <>< Dona (05/12/20)

Please read I Kings 4 through 6.  If you don’t have a Bible handy just click here -> Biblegateway.com.  The Biblegateway website should open for you to use.  Type in the chapters you want to read and select the translation you want to read them from. Click search and the chapters should appear. Once you read the suggested chapters close the screen and you should return here.

I Kings 4:29-31 “God gave Solomon abundant wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of any other person. He was wiser than any other man.”

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, Solomon was the wisest man at that time.

Something to think about

Through out most of his reign, Solomon applied his wisdom well because he sought God.  He and his kingdom experienced peace, security and prosperity.

Something to experience

Did you know it’s possible for us to be wise too?  In the Bible we are told if we lack wisdom to ask God and He will give it to us.  The wisdom from God is far better than any wisdom we can attain on our own.

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I Kings 5:13-14 Solomon had three times the number of workers needed for the temple project. 

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, Solomon was a terrific employer. 

Something to think about

King Solomon could have abused his workers. Instead he arranged their schedules so they didn’t have to be away from home for long periods of time.  This showed his concern for the welfare of his workers and the importance he placed on family life.  The strength of a nation is in direct proportion to the strength of its families.  Solomon wisely recognized that family should always be a top priority.  

Something to experience

Wouldn’t it be wonderful in this day and age if all bosses were like King Solomon?  If they would put family first. 

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In I Kings 6:13 God promised that He would live among the Israelites and not abandon His people if they (the Israelites, His people) would follow His decrees, carry out His regulations and keep all His commands and obey them.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, as we’ll find out later the Israelites were not able to live up to their side of the plan.

Something to think about

God wasn’t trying to burden this people, the Israelitie, He was trying to keep them safe with His laws. 

Something to experience

If the Israelites had turned back to God and asked for forgiveness  when they broke any law God would have restored His relationship with them. But they closed their heart to God so God’s power and presence soon left them.  This can happen to us too.

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Prayer

Lord I ask for You to give us wisdom, not the kind the world gives but the kind that You give that is pure, peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy, good, without partiality and without hypocrisy (James 1:5 AMP; James 3:17 AMP).  Lord I pray whoever is elected or reelected in November will emulate King Solomon.  And put people before profit. Lord I pray we will seek to do Your will (Romans 8:27; 12:2 AMP).  I pray when we sin we will quickly turn back to You and repent (Acts 2:38 AMP).  In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

“May you and I seek to always do God’s will.” <>< Dona