Can you imagine being Solomon and being asked directly from God in a dream, what was his one true desire – Solomon could ask for anything in the world and it was his.
Have you ever considered why God asked Solomon what he wanted?
This was at the time when Solomon had just become King, and Scripture tells us that he sacrificed 1,000 bulls, yet the requirement from the Mosaic Law, was only one.
Solomon extravagantly gave to God in what would have been seen as a great cost, due to the value of bulls, but also, sacrificially, bulls were used as a sin offering.
This was a bold statement that Solomon was making and it certainly didn’t go unnoticed by God.
Sometimes we can be so preoccupied with what we want from God, that we forget our relationship with Him is what’s important. Solomon showed his love for God by putting God first.
Solomon then asks for wisdom to carry out his job – not that God would do the job that He had given to Solomon – that’s a big difference, because we should not ask God to do FOR us what He wants to do THROUGH us.
Solomon became the wisest man that has ever lived, and this part of Scripture shows, that when we put God and His work for us first, He will satisfy our deepest needs, to bring glory to Him.
Categories: 1 Kings