July 1 - The Opportunity.
To understand the Proverbs, we must first look at the context of them and the writer who God used to pin down these inspired Words.
The two accounts of Solomon’s asking for wisdom are found in 1 Kings 3:5-15 and 2 Chronicles 1:1-17.
God granted the opportunity for Solomon to ask for something after he had sacrificed and worshipped at Gibeon. He traveled there with a purpose, and made 1,000 burnt offerings upon the brasen altar.
1 Kings 3:4
“And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar.”
If we are truly to worship God, we must purpose within ourselves to do so. Our location or environment does not produce worship. It must start within our hearts as we purpose to commune with Him.
Had Solomon not sought out the altar to sacrifice, he may not have had the same experience. That very same night, God not only appeared unto him, but He also told Solomon to ask for anything he wanted.
1 Kings 3:5
“In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.”
2 Chronicles 1:7
“In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee.”
Worshipping the Lord produces opportunity.
“Ask what I shall give thee”
What are we asking for today?
Do we even have the courage to ask?
May we purpose within our hearts today to worship the Lord, so that we too can courageously ask for God to give us wisdom in our daily lives.
1 Chronicles 13-14 | Colossians 2 | Psalm 150
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