Careful Handling

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Today's reading: 1 Kings 3:16-28

Solomon's handling of a dispute between two mothers gives us a close up and detailed snapshot of Solomon employing his God-given wisdom in a especially delicate and tricky situation. Solomon had no factual way of knowing who was telling the truth. So rather than relying on his gut instinct or his best guess, he drew on the wisdom God had imparted to him by taking an unconventional approach. He was able to capitalize on the element of surprise to get an immediate, unrehearsed and genuine response from both women. Their reactions exposed the truth which allowed Solomon to then make the right decision.

How do you deal with people or situations when you're not certain about the facts or can't ascertain the truth? Do you ask God to give you wisdom when facing uncertain circumstances? What's one thing that you learned from Solomon's example? Tami

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Tami,This lesson spoke to my heart.
My answers are that I am weak and voice my opinions when I should
do like Solomon did, ask God for wisdom.
I need to ask God for wisdom and learn more about it in God's Word.

Solomon asked for wisdom and in the passage that we read we see, that he spared a baby's life.

Tami

Whether we are sure or not we must always ask God for wisdom in every situation. Justice must not only be done, it must appear to be done. We must be kind in dispensing our decision even when it is the right one. All that we do must be to the glory of God.

God be Praised.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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