What Are You Chasing In Life?
If you could have anything you wanted what would it be?
Interestingly enough God made that offer to a man named Solomon.
We find this in 1 Kings 3. Solomon’s father David has died and
Solomon has taken the throne. 1 Kings 3:3 says, “Solomon loved
the Lord….” but this verse also says he burned incense at the high
places. He wasn’t perfect. But in verse 5 of I Kings 3 God makes this
offer: “Ask! What shall I give you?” Now think about this for a minute
this is not just someone who is rich or powerful, this is the One True
God, the Creator of the Universe making the offer, everything is at His
disposal to give to Solomon. Again I ask, what would you or I ask for?
Well this is why Solomon is considered one of the wisest men of all.
Listen to what he ask for: “You have shown great mercy to Your servant
David my father, because he walked before You in truth, in righteousness,
and in uprightness of heart with You…” Then drop down to v. 8: Therefore,
give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may
discern between good and evil…” Wow! He didn’t ask for riches, he didn’t
ask for power, he asked for understanding to work with people. Because of
that God also gave him what he did not ask for, v. 13: “I have also given you
what you have not asked: both riches and honor, so that there shall not be
any like you among the kings all your days.”
God so much wants to bless, but sometimes we look for blessings in the
wrong places. Let’s surrender our lives to the will of God, let’s desire to help
people to discern between right and wrong. That can only be done on a consistent
basis when we use God’s Word as our standard.
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