Sunday, August 19, 2012
1 Kings 2.10-3.14
In the midst of Solomon's rise to power God meets Solomon in a dream. In 1 Kings 3.5 it says: "At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night." The Lord asks Solomon what his desire is. And Solomon answers rightly. He asks for an understanding mind ----- so that he can rightly govern the people of Israel. After making his request known it says in v10: "It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this." What greater words can be written about any of us ----- then to please the Lord. Therefore, the gift is given to Solomon ----- but we must remember that a gift must be opened and used. This gift has a condition attached to it ----- that Solomon must live into being a king that has an understanding mind.
Have we pleased the Lord? Have we pleased the Lord by using the gifts that God has given to us?