November 7, 2018

Wisdom and Knowledge

“That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, ‘Ask for whatever you want me to give you.’ Solomon answered God, ‘You have shown great kindness to David my father and have made me king in his place. Now, Lord God, let your promise to my father David be confirmed, for you have made me king over a people who are as numerous as the dust of the earth. Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?’” – 2 Chronicles 1:7-10 In the passage above, Solomon had just become the King of Israel (succeeding his father David), and was governing a nation at war. In his first act as king, he ascended the high place at Gibeon, which was the home of the tabernacle, where the Jews believed you could actually encounter God. Solomon climbed

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