Monday, October 1
Today's reading: 1 Kings 3:1-15
God gave incredible wisdom and discernment to King Solomon. So much so that Solomon is known as the wisest man to ever live. But even before Solomon asks God for wisdom above all else, the picture we see is one of an astute young man.
As I contemplated this passage the question on my mind was this: What influenced Solomon so positively to get him to this point? David's steady and constant example of seeking after and following God, both personally and as king, wasn't lost on Solomon. Verse 3 tells us that Solomon loved the Lord, and the picture we get from today's passage is that this young man who was now king was choosing to live righteously.
"Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father, only he sacrificed and made offerings at the high places."
Such a strong message is conveyed through verse 3 and our entire passage today. When pleasing God is our focus and desire, our thinking, actions and decisions are better.
What does Solomon's example show us about the importance and value of having wisdom and discernment? What does this passage reveal about what God finds pleasing in our lives? Tami
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