Solomon asking for wisdom, knowledge and understanding did not surprise the LORD God one bit. He knows what we need before we even ask.
“…for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.”
Solomon’s wisdom was displayed in his asking for it in the first place. He was wise enough to ask for more wisdom! God had given him the opportunity, and Solomon had faith that God would provide his request.
1 Kings 3:12
“Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.”
Because of Solomon’s faith, God entrusted him with a distinct ability unlike anyone had or will ever have.
God has a unique plan for each of our lives. He has entrusted us with the privilege to serve Him, and He knows exactly what we need. We must have enough faith to ask Him to give us the wisdom He knows we need in order to accomplish His will in us.
1 Kings 4:29-30
“And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore. And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.”
God allows situations to come into our lives to allow our faith in Him to grow. The more faith we have in Him, the more He can use us in ways we never dreamed.
1 Kings 4:34
“And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.”
What has God entrusted you with? Examine your faith in Him today.
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