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.
All we have comes from God, 1 Kings 3:5-15
(V.6) Solomon was very thankful with his situation even before being asked by God what he could give him. It is important that we realize all we have comes from God. We should be thankful for His present blessings. We should be prepared for his future blessings.
The problem is most of the time we are so busy looking for v.13 that we miss v.5 or what we already have.
Pastor Chanc Strickland
HARPETH BAPTIST CHURCH
1011 Butterworth Road
Kingston Springs, TN 37082