Thursday, June 24, 2010
The Heart Of Solomon
I was reading about Solomon a while back and it really caught my eye on how his request from God was wisdom and knowledge to lead God's people. Solomon could have asked for anything in this world when God asked him what he would like, but he chose wisdom. God noticed this and gave Solomon so much wisdom that he was the wisest man living. Kings would come from all over just to hear his wisdom. That is incredible. So God keeps His promise when He says ask and you shall receive...but it also has to be with the right motives. I believe if Solomon would have asked for money or things of this world, God wouldn't have blessed Him as much as He did. But God saw the heart of Solomon. So He blessed Him richly. Like it says in the Word, "Man looks at the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart." This really was an encouraging story to read because it wanted me to have a heart like Solomon. Fearing God and wanting to serve Him as best as i can. Solomon knew that he couldn't lead God's people on his own, he knew that he needed God.