Solomon Asks God for Wisdom - The Source of Most Wisdom Scriptures
1 Kings 3:9. The source of most wisdom scriptures in the Bible come from King Solomon. The book of Proverbs holds many of these wisdom scriptures. In 1st Kings 3:9, King Solomon specifically asked God for wisdom (1st Kings 3:9, “Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?”). In a dream, God had asked Solomon what shall I give you (1st Kings 3:5). King Solomon asked for God’s wisdom so that he could discern from good and evil in order to effectively rule his people.
King Solomon could have asked God for anything, but King Solomon asked for wisdom. Solomon asked for the gift that would best qualify him for his work and calling in life. King Solomon realized that he would need great wisdom to rule Israel. King Solomon’s request for wisdom serves as a model on how we should make requests for God. We need to ask for things that will enable us to better fulfill our calling in life. In this case, Solomon’s wisdom enabled Solomon to be a great ruler, and also leave to the world a wonderful collection of wisdom scriptures.
1 KING 3 BIBLE SCRIPTURE 1st Kings 3:9, “Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?”
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