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Week 17 Day 1
Solomon needed help
and he knew where to go to get it
God, this is your people
I am your king
In other words, if this endeavor is going to succeed
it is up to you to lead
and work a miracle when we need one.
God asked Solomon: What do you want?
God asks us the same question
Sometimes we do not believe
and therefore we do not ask
Sometimes our need is so great
we will not be quiet
Sometimes we do not know how to ask
and we just name the name of Jesus
What do you want God to do for you?
God wants you to
God loves to be generous
not only what we ask for
but much more.
WHAT DO YOU WANT? Long life? Riches? Security? Wisdom? Strength? I Kings 3
5The Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream; and said, "Ask! What shall I give you?" 6Solomon said: "You have shown great mercy to David my father, because he walked before You in truth, in uprightness of heart; You have continued this great kindness, and given him a son to sit on his throne. 7But I am a child; I do not know how to go out or come in, 8in the midst of a great people too numerous to be counted. 9Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil." 11Then God said to him, "Because you have not asked long life, nor riches, nor the life of your enemies, 12behold I have done according to your words; see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you. 13 I have also given you what you have not asked: both riches and honor. 14 If you walk in My ways, to keep My commandments, then I will lengthen your days."
15Solomon awoke and came to Jerusalem and stood
before the ark of the covenant, offered up burnt offerings and peace offerings, and made a feast for all his servants.
16Now two women came to the king, and stood before him. 17One woman said, "This woman and I dwell in the same house; and I gave birth. 18The third day after I had given birth, she also gave birth. 19Her son died in the night. 20So she arose and took my son from my side, and laid him in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom. 21When I rose in the morning, there he was, dead. But when I examined him, indeed, he was not my son."
22The other woman said, "No! The living one is my son;
the dead one is your son." Thus they spoke before the king.
24Then the king said, "Bring me a sword. 25Divide the
living child in two and give half to one, and half to the other."
26Then the first woman said, O my lord, give her the living
child, and by no means kill him!" But the other said, "Let him be neither mine nor yours, but divide him." 27So the king answered, "Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him; for she is his mother."
28All Israel heard of the judgment which the king had
rendered; and they feared the king, for they saw that the
wisdom of God was in him to administer justice. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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