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Today's reading: 1 Kings 3:1-15

God gave incredible wisdom and discernment to King Solomon. So much so that Solomon is known as the wisest man to ever live. But even before Solomon asks God for wisdom above all else, the picture we see is one of an astute young man.

As I contemplated this passage the question on my mind was this: What influenced Solomon so positively to get him to this point? David's steady and constant example of seeking after and following God, both personally and as king, wasn't lost on Solomon. Verse 3 tells us that Solomon loved the Lord, and the picture we get from today's passage is that this young man who was now king was choosing to live righteously.

"Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father, only he sacrificed and made offerings at the high places."

Such a strong message is conveyed through verse 3 and our entire passage today. When pleasing God is our focus and desire, our thinking, actions and decisions are better.

What does Solomon's example show us about the importance and value of having wisdom and discernment? What does this passage reveal about what God finds pleasing in our lives? Tami

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James 1:5 English Standard Version (ESV)

5 "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him."

Just like Solomon who ask the Lord for discernment, we too can ask Him for wisdom and discernment knowing that the Lord will be pleased and He will use us for His service. Not only reading God's Word do we get wisdom but living for Him in our walk with the Lord too.

9 Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?”

10 It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this.

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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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