Asking for Wisdom
That night the lord appeared to Solomon in a dream, and God said, â€œWhat do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!â€ Solomon replied, â€œYou showed great and faithful love to your servant my father, David, because he was honest and true and faithful to you. And you have continued to show this great and faithful love to him today by giving him a son to sit on his throne. â€œNow, O lord my God, you have made me king instead of my father, David, but I am like a little child who doesnâ€™t know his way around. And here I am in the midst of your own chosen people, a nation so great and numerous they cannot be counted! Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great people of yours?â€ The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for wisdom. So God replied, â€œBecause you have asked for wisdom in governing my people with justice and have not asked for a long life or wealth or the death of your enemiesâ€” I will give you what you asked for! I will give you a wise and understanding heart such as no one else has had or ever will have! And I will also give you what you did not ask forâ€”riches and fame! No other king in all the world will be compared to you for the rest of your life! And if you follow me and obey my decrees and my commands as your father, David, did, I will give you a long life.â€ (1 Kings 3:5-14 NLT)
The only source of true wisdom is God. We need to seek Him & His plans so we can live in tune with Him.
How do we access God’s wisdom? Ask God for it! Seek wisdom from God through prayer.
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. (James 1:5 NLT)
Prayers for wisdom should always be followed by a prayer for courage & strength to do what is right.