Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Got Wisdom?

In 2 Chronicles 1:7-12, God appeared to King Solomon, son of King David, and told him to "Ask for whatever you want me to give you." Solomon could have asked for ANYTHING he wanted - wealth, long life, power, anything - and what did he ask God for? WISDOM! And God being the just and faithful God was so pleased that King Solomon asked for wisdom to govern God's people, that he was given GREAT wisdom and knowledge. But God didn't stop there.
Because Solomon's motives were pure and unselfish, God added to him "wealth, riches and honor, such as no king who was before [him] ever had and none after [him] will have." (v.12)

As Solomon asked God for wisdom, so, too, should WE ask God for wisdom both for the moment, and for the future. We can go to God for answers for ANY subject. No subject or question is too small or too great. We can ask Him to show us the best way to accomplish a certain task, the most effective way to deal with the stresses of work and work-related tasks, when to move and when to be still. We can ask Him when we should speak, when we should be quiet and listen, and even when to simply walk away. But, whatever we ask, we must ask in faith (Hebrews 11:1), in the name of Jesus (John 14:13, KJV), according to the will of God, knowing that God will answer in one of three ways: Yes, no and “my grace is sufficient.” (2 Corinthians 12:9, KJV)