Weekly Nuggets October 21, 2019
1 Kings 4:29-34 NKJV
And God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart like the sand on the seashore. Thus Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the men of the East and all the wisdom of Egypt. For he was wiser than all men—than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame was in all the surrounding nations. He spoke three thousand proverbs……………… And men of all nations, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom, came to hear the wisdom of Solomon.
Key Phrase: And God gave……
The start of man’s greatness is knowing that it all comes from God and accepting that neither power nor might is the reason for our being.
Rewind to 1 Kings 3, where it all started- a sacrifice that got Gods attention. And God asked… what do you want? The humility in the response shows the heart of one who wanted to do God’s work right, and in verse 9, King Solomon responded “give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”
Wisdom, we are taught is the application of knowledge. King Solomon asked and received both knowledge and wisdom to which God added a bonus of influence and wealth that still stands unsurpassed today.
Wisdom is not bought, it is not learnt…. it is given liberally by God (James 1:5) to all who will ask without doubting.
Father, you are the giver of good gifts, this week bless us with wisdom. Lord, let our lives be the sacrifice that gives us access to divine wisdom and knowledge. Mostly Lord, as your wisdom enable us to do your work, let it also unlock doors to influence and greatness in every other area of our lives. In Jesus mighty name.