The first mention of “wisdom and knowledge” is found in 2 Chronicles within the account of Solomon’s asking. This not only denotes the importance of the event, but we can also learn several key principles within the passage.
Before we can receive something, we must first ask.
2 Chronicles 1:10
“Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?”
God acknowledged his request, showing He hears us when we ask.
2 Chronicles 1:11
“…but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself…”
God answers when we ask, according to His will.
2 Chronicles 1:11-12
“…that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king: Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.”
These principles are repeated all throughout the Scriptures many times, showing how vital these simple steps are to our walk with the Lord.
Prayer is perhaps the most under-utilized privilege that we have as God’s children. Our Creator desires to hear from us. His ears are always open to our cry; yet so often we neglect, or frankly forget, to call unto Him. So many promises and precious things are at our disposal, if we would only come before His throne with a humble and thankful heart.
If He can give a young man such wisdom to judge His chosen people, what might the Lord desire to do through us if only we would ask as well?
If we truly desire to walk in the wisdom, we must walk in the Word.
As we walk through the Proverbs, ask the Lord to show you through His Word the wisdom and knowledge you need for His will for the life He has given you.
1 Chronicles 27-28 | 1 Thessalonians 5 | Proverbs 7
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