Solomon chose to ask for a spiritual blessing rather than earthly goods. We will see later that God gave him much more than he asked to receive, but it is important to realize God’s reaction before He bestowed Solomon with anything.
1 Kings 3:10
“And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.”
The first thing Solomon received was God’s approval.
Rather than asking for something for his own benefit, Solomon chose to ask for what he knew would not only benefit the people of Israel, but would also bring glory and honor to One Who had set him over His chosen nation.
What would you have asked to receive? Would you ask for something for you or your family, or rather something that would give God glory?
We have the opportunity each moment that we live to come before God and ask Him to give us something.
During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told us what would happen if we ask.
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
Prayer is one of our greatest privileges as God’s children.
Are you asking?
Is the Lord pleased with your request?
Evaluate your prayer life today.
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