I LOVE Solomon’s prayer…His heart was motivated by the “I’M THIRD” principal:) 1. God 2.Others 3.Myself I have “adopted” his prayer, daily asking the Lord for wisdom, in order to better love and serve others. As we see in this example, God was pleased […]
I’ve been working in my Proverbs Journible.
It’s CRAZY how much pertinent truth lies in this incredible book. Oh, if I could LIVE each day following just a portion of the wisdom that lies within these pages.
In Chapter 3, God’s word describes wisdom as she:) After reading many commentaries, there seems to be more of a literary explanation for this…meaning Solomon was not truly defining wisdom as a female.
Sorry girls, we cannot use this to support our belief that we are the wiser gender:)
I love the imagery in this chapter…”She is the tree of life…By her the Lord founded the earth and by understanding He established the heavens…By His knowledge the deeps broke open and the clouds drop dew.”
profit better than gold, long life, riches and honor, pleasantness, peace, blessing, life for your soul…”nothing you desire can compare with her.”
Years ago, God revealed to me the heart of Solomon…and since then, I have prayed for wisdom. BUT, not just wisdom for the sake of knowledge, but as Solomon prayed…He desired wisdom for a specific purpose…TO BETTER LOVE HIS PEOPLE. Solomon wanted to govern fairly…with a Godly compass of what was right… what was good and what was evil.
His heart was not seeking power, but the ability to righteously serve. God honored that request, for that is the root of our Father’s heart.. LOVE.
And so it is seen in scripture…Solomon was the wisest King.
Consider praying for wisdom in order to better love YOUR people:)