March 18, 2020

Wisdom above riches - Bro. T. Stephen

My beloved reader,  I greet and bless you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today, is from  the book of   1 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. 

From the above context we understand that God made Solomon surpass all other kings of his times. And the other kings wondered about his extraordinary wisdom and often desired to visit him. In this way Solomon became the wealthiest king The Bible says, Solomon used vessels of gold for drinking. And he made a great throne of ivory. His merchant  ships brought gold, silver, ivory, apes and monkeys. 

Solomon offered a thousand burnt  offerings. So God appeared to Solomon that night and asked him what he wanted. Solomon asked God. The Bible says, Instead of  asking for wealth or treasure or fame, or the death of his enemies, or even for long life for himself, He had asked for wisdom, and knowledge so that he can rule over his people wisely. 

God was pleased with the burnt offering of Solomon and his prayer and so blessed him with riches and wisdom. He made his kingdom very rich. He was so rich and filled with abundant wisdom that the queen of Sheba visited his palace to test his wisdom. She was overwhelmed to see the way he conducted himself. She had heard about the fame of Solomon, that he excelled in wisdom and therefore she approached  him to know his wisdom, and learn from him. She had heard not only of the fame of Solomon, but she desired to know about the God who gave him such wisdom. God’s favor was upon him and he was able to shine amongst all the rulers at that time. The Bible says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God who gives to all liberally and without reproach and it will be given to him.” Ask and you shall receive.  God bless you. 

Prayer:  Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we ask of you to give us both wisdom and riches,  as you blessed king Solomon. Teach us to seek You , that You may be found. Help us not to withdraw ourselves from you and lose all glory and relationship  with God.
In Jesus name we pray. 


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