My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Creator, Maker, and ever unforgettable Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of I Kings 10:23,24. “So king Solomon surpassed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom. Now all the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom. Which God had put in his heart.”
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, from the above context we understand that King Solomon the son Of King David surpassed all other kings in riches and wisdom. So kings from all other nations wanted to visit him and hear of his wisdom. God made king Solomon to surpass all the kings of his times. And they all wondered at his wisdom. And he was the richest king among them. Why king Solomon was rich and knowledgeable was because his Father King David, who once was a shepherd boy , but later became the anointed king of Israel, had close relationship with God the Father. The Bible says, David became great since God was with him. Yes, David was a man near unto God’s own heart. Because David sought the Lord early in the morning. And had the habit of praying three times a day.
My Dear Brothers And Sisters, God loved Israel and made David the king to do justice and righteousness. God also blessed his son Solomon, with great wisdom and riches. At Gibeon the Lord appeared, to Solomon, in a dream, by night and God said, Ask !What shall I give you? So Solomon said to the Lord, “Your servant is in the midst of Your people, whom You have chosen, a great people too numerous to be numbered or counted. Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart, to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil, For who is able to judge this great people of Yours.?”God was pleased with his request, since he did not ask for wealth or long life. God gave him wisdom, which no one else had before him or after him. So Solomon established his kingdom for the Lord God was with him.
My Dear Brothers And Sisters, God will bless you also with riches and wisdom, if your request of prayer pleases the Lord God. It should not be self oriented. It should be according to the will of God. For He says, “ And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do. That the Father may be glorified in the son.”Until now you have asked nothing, in My name. Ask and you will receive. That your joy may be full.” When we ask God according to His will He answers our request. A man cannot be blessed unless it comes from the Father in heaven. Unless God makes a man rich, he cannot become rich. Today you need to receive a God who gives you riches, and wisdom. When you accept this God as your Master and Lord of your life then you will receive all his blessings. Your future will be bright. You will secure a job to manage your life. You will prosper in every area of your life. Be it business, family life or the blessing of your children. God gives you wealth and riches that your soul may not lack anything of all that you desire. Whatever we possess may not be owing to our merits or because of our diligence, and industry, and our wise conduct, but because of the providence of God. For God is the judge, He puts down one and exalts the other. God Bless you, with riches and wisdom.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank you for telling us the greatness of King Solomon and all about his riches and wisdom. Lord give us also such wisdom, that we may walk pleasing unto God. Help us to make our request according to the will of God. Teach us to be like Solomon who was diligent in making his request to God.