Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Warrior Wednesdays: Wisdom vs. Riches: Which Would You Take?

If you were given one wish what would you ask for? (You can not ask for more wishes). When God asked Solomon what he wanted Solomon asked for wisdom "an understanding heart" so he could lead the countless people that God had given him rule over. Solomon recognized his job and what was essential to carry it out. He asked for wisdom in order to be a great king. Like Solomon we should ask God to give us the wisdom to fulfill the purpose he has given us.  

Wisdom is only effective when it is put into action. Early in Solomon's life he realized his need for wisdom. Although, Solomon asked for wisdom to rule  he  started  a habit which would make his wisdom ineffective for his own life. Solomon is an example of how we can know the correct things to do yet not do it.  This lack of applying wisdom led to much heartache for Solomon.

Solomon's request for wisdom pleased God and he gave him wisdom along with riches and long life.  When we put God's purpose and interest first he gives us what we need. Desiring wealth alone will only leave you dissatisfied. If you get the wealth you crave you will always long for something more. When God is put first in your life he will satisfy your deepest needs and bless you with the desires of your heart. 

Solomon received incomparable wisdom from God, but he needed to apply that wisdom to all areas of his life.  Wisdom allows one to discern what is best and strengthen the character to act upon that understanding.  While Solomon remained wise all of his life, he did not always act upon his wisdom. 

(Life Application Bible, Tyndale)

Stay Blessed and Continue Warring for Christ!
Warrior Wednesday: Brittney

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