Applications from 1 Kings
We are finally past the political and family issues Solomon had to deal with to establish his kingdom and will be able now to see him actually rule as King. Immediately we read that he takes a wife. She is the daughter of Pharaoh. So most likely this is a political move. We read how Solomon has a sincere love for God and worships intensely. God speaks to him in a dream and offers to give him anything. Solomon asks for wisdom to fulfill his calling.
Every Believer has the same access Solomon did, 1 Kings 3:5-15
I would hear this story as a child and try to think about what I would ask for if God gave me the same offer! What would you do if you won the lottery? We don’t have to win the lottery or wishfully think “what if”.
Christians have the same offer Solomon was given. Luke 11:9, “And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” John 15:7, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”
Of course we don’t just have a blank check. Solomon was wise before this point. God knew what He could trust Solomon with.
Pastor Chanc Strickland
HARPETH BAPTIST CHURCH
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