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 of all time. 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. We're told in verse 3 that "Solomon loved the Lord," and lived righteously. That verse conveys so much. When pleasing God is our focus, our thinking, actions and decisions are better.
What does Solomon's example show us about the value of having discernment and wisdom? What does this passage reveal about what God finds pleasing in our lives? Tami
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