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Read 1 Kings 2:1 through 3:28
Many people in positions of authority make unwise decisions. That is a problem because those unwise decisions impact many others. Wisdom is crucial for those in authority.
When Solomon became king of Israel, he admitted that he did not know how to carry out his duties. He asked God for wisdom to help him rule over the people.
“So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?” (1 Kings 3:9).
God was pleased with Solomon’s prayer. He granted Solomon wisdom as well as riches and honor. God also said that Solomon needed to obey Him. Blessing comes from obedience.
But what if you do not have a position of authority? What if you lead a quiet life at home raising your children? God grants wisdom to anyone who asks for it. When we live in obedience, God blesses us.
Prayer Suggestion: God, please give me wisdom in everything I do and say.
Quicklook: 1 Kings 3:4–15
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Prayer is our link with God, an awesome avenue through which we can express praise and adoration to Him for His goodness, love, and mercy; and an avenue through which we can voice our petitions and concerns. God's Word assures us that we can "come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).
Prayer also moves the hand of God on behalf of needs and circumstances in our church, our families, our community, nation, and world. Take time to pray and intercede for these areas as God leads you. Become part of a prayer group and intercede with others in times of corporate prayer. As you seek God's help, expect reports of great victory to follow as God answers prayer.
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